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Compiled and Annotated

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Under direction of the Governor,

The Panama Canal,

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TABLE OF CONTENTS.
Page.
Chronological list of Executive Orders relating to the Panama Canal... ....... 3
SIntroduction ........--...--...----------.......... --...-..-----...........---...............---...... 17
SExecutive Orders relating to the Panama Canal................................................. 19
Index ......................................... ............. ....... ......... ................................... 305

CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF EXECUTIVE ORDERS.
Page.
SLetter of the President, Mar. 8, 1904, relative to duties of Commission ........... 19
Order of the President, Mar. 26, 1904, prescribing compensation of Commis-
,sioners ...........- ........ .................................. .............................. ....-............ ................ 20
Letter of the President, May 9, 1904, placing Commission under supervision of
S the Secretary of War and defining jurisdiction of the Commission ................ 20
S" Order of the Secretary of War, June 24, 1904. Establishment and administra-
tion of customs service'in the Canal Zone........................................................... 26
Order of the Secretary of War, June 24, 1904, establishing postal service in
i": the C anal Z one........... ......... ....................... ... ... ...... ...... ... ..... ................... .... 27
SOrder of the President, Nov. 15, 1904. Classification of Commission under
S: civil-service law s ......................... ...................................................................... 28
SOrder of the Secretary of War, Dec. 3, 1904. (Taft Agreement.) Importationd
; into the Canal Zone ............................................................ .......... ..................... 29
Order of the Secretary of War, Dec. 6, 1904. Importations into the Canal Zone 31
; Order of the President, Dec. 8, 1904, waiving United States citizenship-of em-
: .. ployees on the Isthm us........ ............................................................................. 3 33
Order of the Secretary of War, Dec. 16, 1904, revoking order of June 24, 1904,
relative to establishment and administration of customs service in the Canal
SZone...........-........................................................................................... 32
', Order of the Secretary of War, Dec. 28, 1904. Establishment of customs ad-
ministration in the Canal Zone............................................................. 32
I Order of the President, Jan. 5, 1905, amending civil-service rules applicable to
the Com m mission .................................................................................................... 33
'Order of the Secretary of War, Jan. 7, 1905. Entries of merchandise at ports
,. f Canal Zone .. ......... ............ .......................................... ........................... 33
'i.Order of the President, Jan. 13, 1905, appointing Joseph L. Bristow special
SPanama R. R. Commissioner............................................................................. 34
.: Order of the Secretary of War, Jan. 17, 1905, appointing members of Joint
.: Expropriation Commission ..... ..... ................ .............................. 37
... Order of the Secretary of War, Jan. 19, 1905, amending order relative to mem-
bers of Joint Expropriation Commission........................................................... 35
I'Order of the President, Apr. 1, 1905, reorganizing the Commission................. 35
:'S'ietter of the Secretary of War, Mar. 30, 1905, recommending reorganization
': of the Commission ........ .............. ....... ......... .............................................. ...... 38
liOrder of the Secretary of War, Apr. 3, 1905, fixing compensation and allow-
antes of Commissioners................ ................................ ............. 40
Action of Commission, Apr. 3, 1905, in connection with its reorganization........ 40
erof the Secretary of War, Apr. 18, 1905, amending order relative to mem-
E of Joint Expropriation Commission...................-................... ...... 42/
r of the Secretary of War, Apr. 24, 1905, authorizing appropriation from
-: Canal Zone Government funds for contingent expenses................................... 42
: Order of the Secretary of War, May 31, 1905, amending order fixing compen-
I:: jlation and allowances of Commissioners................................................... 43
':Order.of the President, June 8, 1905, appointing S. L. Lupton, F. R. Parks,
E. S. Rockwell, William K. West, and Paul C. Norris to positions under the
; Commission ------ --- ---........-......................... 43
orderr oe-the President, June 24,1905, appointing board of consulting engineers 43
er of the President, July 15, 1905, prescribing compensation of Joseph L.
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uroer oi rme secretary o0 war, nov. 3, lJvu, prescromng rules ana instructions .
relative to the accounting system of the government of the Canal'Zone..--.. ..
Order of the President, Nov. 15, 1905, authorizing temporary appointmenAts q. ". ,;
the Isthm us.................................................................. .... -.............................-, .;.
Order of the President, Nov. 25, 1905, amending order.prescribing compenha-
tion of members of the board of consulting engineers.---.........--- --.. ---.-.- -..i.
Order of the President, Dec. 7, 1905, fixing date for holding quarterly.session
of the Commission.............-- .............-----...-..-.--.... .-..................-...-...--....--... -...
Order of the President, Dec. 18, 1905, appointing Miss Anna F. McCormick to
position under the Com m ission................................................................ .. ..
Order of the President, Jan. 8, 1906, appointing Ralph Whitman to position '
under the C om m ission................................................................ ..........
Order of the President, Jan. 12, 1906, revoking order authorizing temporary
appinmens*on heIshmu-------------- ---------------------
appointments on the Isthmus............................... .............................
Order of the President, Jan. 12, 1906, amending civil service rules appliable
to employees on the Isthmus............................................. ....................... .. "
Order of the President, Feb. 19, 1906, amending order prescribing compedsa-
tion of members of the board of consulting engineers.............-........................
Order of the President, Feb. 26, 1906, amending order prescribing salaries and '.i.
allowances of Com m issioners .......... ........................ ........................ ........... .
Order of the President, Mar. 26, 1906, defining intention of order fixing sala-
ries and allowances of Commissioners ......................... ............. ...-........
Order of the President, May 31, 1906, prescribing rules under which appoint-..
ments, transfers, and promotions on the Isthmus may be made ................
Order of the President, June 30, 1906, fixing compensation and allowances of
Com m issioners ......................................................................... ............. : .
Order of the President, July 17, 1906, making permanent certain temporary
appintens o te Ithus -- --- -- ----------------- 3 -
appointments on the Isthm us ....... ................................................. t"
Order of the Secretary of War, July 27, 1906, amending rule 17 of rules and
instructions relative to accounting system of government of Canal Zone---... -- "'
Order of the President, Sept. 20, 1906, fixing date for holding quarterly sea-
sion of the C om m mission ................................... ...... .............. ............. ..... ....... .
Order of the Secretary of War, Sept. 24, 1906, appropriating funds of the Canal
Zone government for school purposes. ............. .................................. ......
Order of the Secretary of War, Sept. 24, 1906, appropriating funds of the.Canal
Zone government for contingent expenses ....................................-.- .
Order of the Secretary of War, Nov. 17, 1906, authorizing purchase of Panaman ..
stamps out of funds of Canal Zone government..........
Order of the President, Nov. 17, 1906, reorganizing the Commission--.... ... .... .-..:5
Order of the President, Feb. 21, 1907, authorizing transfer of John E. Kidwell
from Tsthmian service to classified clerical position in the United States. .. :
Order of the Secretary of War, Feb. 21, 1907, ratifying action of the Commis- .
sion in increasing salaries of employees of the Canal Zone government-..__....
Order of the Secretary of War, Feb. 28, 1907, ratifying acts and resolutions of.
the Commission changing laws of the Canal Zone............ .... ....................... -. St.
Order of the Secretary of War, Feb. 28, 1907, ratifying action of the Comnis- i::
sion authorizing payment by Commission of premiums on surety bonds of ""' :.:;
employees---------------------------.--.t 'i
em p loyees........................................................................................................ -:----...
Order of the Secretary of War, Mar. 4, 1907, placing Joseph B. Bishop, Secre. '; .
tary of the Commission, in charge of Washington office ...........-................ .. ::
Order of the President, Mar. 4, 1907, appointing John F. Stevens as Chair-
man of -the Commission ahnd Lieut. Col. George W. Goethals, U.'S. Army, as
m em ber of the Com m ission....................................... .... ....... -.................. ....
Order of the Secretary of War, Mar. 12, 1907, establishing rules for malfti .:4-ii....
and recording instruments in writing affecting real property in the Canal
Zone .......----------...-......................................................................................................--
Order of the Secretary of War, Mar. 12, 1907, extending United States patent,'..
trade-mark, and copyright laws to the Canal.Zone........ -----... .......----... ......
Order of the Secretary of War, Mar. 12, 1907, appointing members of Joint i:
Expropriation Com m ission.......................................................................... .....
Order of the Secretary of War, Mar. 12, 1907, prescribing regulations for insur-
ance companies doing business in the Canal Zone................---.... 6---:- i


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:'rder of' the President, Mar. 13, 1907, providing for the celebration of mar-
ie ithe Canal Zone. .-.. 60
J^ ge in the C anal Z one.....-. .............. ............ .......... .......... ... "..... ..... .. ....... ... 60
i ',of. he President, Mar. 13,*1907, dividing the Canal Zone into adminis-
raW tive districts...-- -- ----- -----........... .............................................. 60
I;ep r of the President, Mar. 13, 1907, amending Penal Code and Code of
: iminal Proceddre of the Canal Zone...... ........................................ .. 62
O' de of the President, Mar. 14, 1907, refusing permission to aliens to enter
SM:;:: ti mental territory of the U united States ......................................................... 63
er. of the President, Mar. 16, 1907, appointing Maj. William S. Sibert, 4
i .r:S..Army, Maj. David Du. B. Gaillard, U. S. Army, and Civil Engineer
i~~,I 1 H. Rousseau, iU. S. Navy, as members of the Commission, and fixing
their com sensation and allo dances .... :...................................................... ....... 63
: tder of the President, Mar. 18, 1907, amending order relative to allowances
flior.Lieut. Col. Geo. W. Goethals, U. S. Army, as member of the Commis-
S sio n --.....-............. ....... .... ............................ ....................... .................. .. ............ 64
orderr of the President, Mar. 22, 1907, promulgating Code of Civil Procedure
.f or the C anal Zone .................................. ................... ......................................... 64
S'Order of the President, Mar. 26, 1907, authorizing transfer of W. P. Armstrong
:r to any com petitve position ......... .. .... ................................................... 64
. 'Order ofthe President, Apr. 1, 1907, appointing Lieut. Col. Geo. W. Goethals,
:. :. : Army, as Chairman of the Commission ................................................. 64
I Order of the President, Apr. 1, 1907, appointing Joseph C. S. Blackburn a
,'l. -member of the Commission and fixing his compensation and allowances ...... 64
-i:Order of the Secretary of War, Apr. 2, 1907, vesting authority of Governor or
ii'..Chief Executive of the Canal Zone in Chairman of the Commission.............. 65
V WOrder of the President, Apr. 15, 1907, amending civil-service rules relative to
S.: tra n sfers ..... .. .......................................... .................................. ......... ............ 6 5
Or ier.of the President, May 31, 1907, providing for celebration of marriages
i; : in the Cana l Zone..-.. ......... ................................................. ............. ... ....... 65
: order of the President, Jane 5, 1907, amending civil-service rules relative to
S. transfers-..............-.......... -.. -.... ............................................................. ........... 66
i'. Order of the President, June 11, 1907, authorizing transfer of George S. Fox
From Isthmian service to a classified position in the United States................. 66
.Order of the Secretary of War, June 22, 1907, amending act No. 24 of the
ii.Conmnission relative to administration of estates of deceased employees on
-: -. I th e Isth m us........ .................... ......... ... ........................................ ............. 66
l:p.rder of the: President, July 1, 1907, transferring purchase of material and
';.:.' supplies to supervision of Chief of Engineers, U. S. Army............................... 67
S:"Order ofthe President, Aug. 3, 1907, revoking order authorizing transfer of
S..G eorge- S. Fox to classified position .......................................... ..... ................... 67
ki!Order of the President, Aug. 12, 1907, fixing salary of Lieut. Col. W. C.
. i G orgas and Jackson Sm ith................... ............... ...... ............................. 67
,. l order of the President, Aug. 15, 1907, reorganizing Washington Office of the
.' : Com m mission -......------.- .... ... .. ....--.. .... ......... ........ ........ .... .......................... .. 67
r-ider of the President, Aug. 15, 1907, reorganizing disbursing and accounting
: s y. ...... ..... ..... .............................. ............. ............ ... 6 8
,.0rhder of the Secretary of War, Aug. 15, 1907, appointing Maj. H. F. Hodges,
U. S.: Aimy, as General Purchasing Officer of the Commissiog and pre-
scr ii n approval 'for vouchers ................................................... ....................... 69
irder ofd the Secretary of War, Aug. 15, 1907, providing or payment of com-
:pensation to Panaman members of the joint tribunal ................................ 70
der oflthe Secretary of War, Aug. 17, 1907, providing for payment of travel-
i ng expenses of B. S. Ambler and Montgomery Blair, members of the Joint
om m mission ... --............................ 70
rdez of the Secretary of War, Sept. 4, 1907, ratifying contract between the
'jdF fkmdission and the Republicof Panama respecting water rates in the city of
i......... .............-----------------........................................... 70
td .bf the Secretary of War, Sept. 4, 1907, amending liquor regulations per-
f sale in restaurants, hotels, etc....................................................... ......... 70
er P Se of War, Sept. 13, 1907, authorizing payment of $15 per
a n,Aria F, Panaman member of joint tribunal.......................... 71
'ter &t Secretary of War, Sept. 13, 1907, amending tax regulations to
of ball, ete., without license fee....... : ............................ 71
i* -.1 Secretary of War, Sept. 25, 1907, authorizing purchase of bricks
& Co., Bai nquilla, Colom ia............................ ... ......... 71


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Order of the Secretary of War, Oct. 16, 1907, amending sewer and water regu-
lations........................................................... ...................... ..... ......... ........ ........
Order of the President, Jan. 6, 1908, modifying order of Nov. 17, 1906, reor-
ganizing Commission and defining its duties ------.............................................
Letter of the Secretary of War, Jan. 5, 1908, transmitting draft of foregoing
order of the President .............................................. ............................. .....
Order of. the President, Jan. 9, 1908, providing punishment for vagrancy,
intoxication, and disorderly conduct in the Canal Zone.................................
grder of the President, Jan. 9, 1908, providing for disposition of unclaimed
freight and baggage... ............. ............................................ ..............
Order of the President, Jan. 9, 1908, dividing the Canal Zone into three judi-
cial districts............... ... ... .................. .. .......... ................................... ................
Order of the President, Jan. 9, 1908, providing for fines to prevent Chinese
escaping on the Canal Zone................ .. ......... ...... .... .... ................ ..
Order of the President, Jan. 27, 1908, amending civil-service Rule VIII on
tem porary appointm ents.................................. ....... .. ......... ................. .........
Order of the President, Feb. 6, 1908, establishing jury trials in the Canal Zone..
Order of the President, Feb. 7, 1908, authorizing reinstatement of Douglas B.
Thompson with privilege of transfer to departmental service.........................
Order of the Secretary of War, Feb. 8, 1908, restricting gold employees to
A m erica n citizens......................................... ................................ ..................... ..-
Order of the President, Feb. 21, 1908, authorizing appointment of Edwyn N.
Purvis, former Canal employee, to classified service in the United States.......
Order of the Secretary of War, Feb. 27, 1908, establishing ordinance for driving
automobiles in the Canal Zone .................... ........... ..- ...........
Order of the Secretary of War Feb. 27, 1908, fixing charges to be paid by
Republic of Panama for care of her indigent sick, lepers, etc., in Commission
h osp ita ls. .... ................. ......... .... ... ..... ...... ............... ..... ......... .. .........
Order of the President, Mar. 31, 1908, amending order establishing jurystrials
in the C anal Z one ...- .. ....... ... ... ....... .................. ....... ........... .. .................
Order of the President, Apr. 24, 1908, amending laws of Canal Zone making
it a misdemeanor to deface or remove boundary or survey monuments..........
Order of the Secretary of War, Apr. 25, 1908, transferring certain work from
the Superintendent of Public Works to the Department of Civil Adminis-
tra tio n ..... ........ ...... ............ .. ...... .... .. .. ......... ... .. .... ...................
Order of the Secretary of War, May 19, 1908, appropriating Canal Zone gov-
ernment funds for contingent expenses, operation of public works, and for
school p purposes ... ...... ............... ... ....... ........ ................... ..........
Order of the Secretary of War, July 3, 1908, amending section 321 of the Code
of Civil Procedure, providing for the authentication of signatures. .............
Order of the Secretary of War, July 6, 1908, appointing Capt. F. C. Boggs,
U. S. Army, as General Purchasing Officerand Chief of Washington Office....
Order of the Secretary of War, Aug. 6, 1908, fixing compensation of Everett
C. Bumpus and Edwin Denby, members of the Joint Commission ................
Order of the Secretary of War, Aug. 6, 1908, fixing compensation of Messrs.
Ponce and Fabrega, Panaman members of the Joint Commission ................-..
Order of the Secretary of War, Aug. 12, 1908, approving resolution of Commis-
mission authorizing Chairman to direct assistant to the chief of office to ap-
prove for payment vouchers, etc. ... ................................... ........... ....-- ---
Order of the President, Aug. 44, 1908, amending section 344 of the Penal Code
of the Canal Zone, making grand larceny punishable by not exceeding 10
years' im prison ent....................... .. ....... ...... ............... ... ... ....---....
Order of the President, Sept. 10, 1908, appointing members of interdepart-
mental statistical committee and defining duties....................... ..---....---
Order of the President, Sept. 15, 1908, appointing Doctors Hopkins and Cun-
ningham without reference to civil-service rules. .................... ... --------.........--
Order of the Secretary of War, Sept. 17, 1908, changing names of certain divi-
sions under the Department of Civil Administration .......................------.....------
Letter of the Secretary of War, Sept. 23, 1908, to the President, transmitting
draft of order of Oct. 3, 1908, relating to retention of eight employees in
classified service ........... ..... ..............- -- ---- --- ----........................
Order of the Secretary of War, Sept. 28, 1908, increasing compensation of
Everett C. Bumpus, member of Joint Commission..................................
Order of the President, Sept. 30, 1908, authorizing the continuance in the
service of George Shaffer, Olof Ekedahl, and Willoughby Culbertson with-
out civil-service exam nation ..................................... ..- .------- -- --..... --...


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I Order of the President, Oct. 3, 1908, authorizing retention as part of the clas-
sified force eight persons employed jointly by the Panama Railroad Co. and
the Commission ........--...-.........--...-.. ..................----.......--..... ---.--....--. 83
: Order of the President, Oct. 3, 1908, amending schedule A of civil-service
rules relating to the Commission-...... .................................................... .... 84
Order of the president, Oct. 21, 1908, amending regulations governing employ-
ment of unskilled laborers at Washington, D. C................................................ 84
Order of the Secretary of War, Oct. 23, 1908, amending order fixing compensa-
tion of General Purchasing Officer and officer detailed for commissary work.. 85t
S Order of the President,.Nov. 7, 1908, repealing sections 44, 45, and 46 of Code
.of Criminal Procedure of the-Canal Zone and permitting appeal from judg-
m ent of a district court by defendant .............................................................. 85
Order of the President, November 9, 1908, amending schedule A of civil-serv-
: ice-rules, authorizing certain appointments for Isthmian service without
: exam ination....... :.......................................................................... ......................... 85
Order of the Secretary of War, Dec. 23, 1908, amending order restricting gold
: em ployees to Am erican citizens............................................................................ 86
/Order of the President, Dec. 23, 1908, appointing H. A. Gudger as Chief Jus-
S twice of the Supreme Court of the Canal Zone...................................................... 86
S Order of the President, Dec. 23, 1908, appointing Wesley M. Owen as Associate
Justice of the Supreme Court of the Canal Zone........................................ 86
S Order of the President, Jan. 6, 1909, extending safety-appliance acts to the
S C anal Zone....................................... ........................................... .......................... 86
Order of the Secretary of War, Mar. 20, 1909, waiving limitations of section 1,
act No. 24, laws of Canal Zone, and authorizing collector of revenues to
S administer estate of John J. Korp........................... ...................................... '87
S Order of the President, Mar. 23, 1909, amending civil-service Rule X regard-
S ing transfers...................................................................... .......... .................... 87
Order of the Secretary of War, May 14, 1909, abolishing office of director of
hospital ls -.................... ............................. ........................................ ............. 8
Order of the Secretary of War, May 14, 1909, amending order dividing the
S Canal Zone into administrative districts to provide that fines and fees shall
S be paid into zone treasury..................................................................................... 88
SOrder of the President, May 22, 1909, providing that when certain holidays
:'fall on Sunday Government offices will close on the following Monday, ex-
: cept where State laws fix a different day for the holiday................................... 88
SOrder of the President, June 8, 1909, fixing four hours on Saturdays during
July, August, and September as a day's work in the Federal public service.... 88
Order of the President, June 11, 1909, amending order extending safety-appli-
ance acts to the Canal Zone................................ ......... .... ........................ 89
Order of the President, June 25, 1909, superseding order fixing hours of work
in the Federal service on Saturdays during three months in the year ........... 89
Order of the President, July 16, 1909, providing that the two orders fixing
S hours for work on Saturdays in July, August, and September shall not
S apply to Isthm ian em ployees.............................................................. ... ....... 89
SOrder of the Secretary of War, July 21, 1909, extending authority of the col-
S lector of revenues to administer estates not exceeding $1,000 in value ............ 89
Order of the President, July 30, 1909, authorizing diminution of time for
good behavior for convicts in the Canal Zone penitentiary. ........................... 90
Order of the President, July 30, 1909, fixing punishment for murder in the first
a n d second degrees ............................................................ .................... 90
". ..Proclamation of the President, Aug. 6, 1909, repealing former ones fixing ton-
I n a g e d u es ........... .. .. ........... ... ......................... .. .... ...... ... .. .... ... ...... .... ... .... 9 0
Order of the President,.Sept. 8, 1909, prohibiting hunting by night with arti-
:-ficial light or with spring guns in the Canal Zone ............................................... 91
i Order of the President, Oct. 2, 1909, making cruelty to children and animals
i. m isd em ea n o rs ......................... ... .......... .......................................... ................ 9 9 2
1: Ordertf the President, Oct. 2, 1909, providing for a board of local inspectors
to examine applicants for licenses as master, mate, engineer, or pilot, on
steam vessels in Canal Zone waters ................................................... ................ 92
Order of the.Secretary of War, Oct. 15, 1909, exempting insurance companies
w. whose business in Canal Zone consists solely in furnishing bonds of em-
'ployees from annual fee and license tax.................................... ............. ...... 93
r Order of the President, Nov. 23, 1909, fixing hours of work for telegraph oper-
atom and train dispatchers of the Panama R. R. Co ....................... ..... 93
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Order of the President, Nov. 23, 1909, making the enticing of labor .tIn rM
the Commission or Panama R. R. a misdemeanor ..............-. .......
Order of the President, Nov. 26, 1909, directing that no subordinate .shall: :
apply to Congress for legislation nor respond to requests from Congiess for .-
information except through or as authorized by the head of his department "t.
Circular of the War Department, Dec. 4, 1909, publishing foregoing order_--. .''
Order of the Secretary of War, Dec. 1, 1909, authorizing members of gun clubs :- i:!
to carry arms; and granting enlisted men of the. Marine Corps on the Isth- *"p' &
Smus hunting licenses without charge---....--.....-- --..--------------..................................
Order of the President, Jan. 12, 1910, amending order prescribing procedure- .:I'N:.i
in submitting recommendations affecting method of appointment in'the
classified service ............................................ ............................. ....... :: :-- !.
Order of the President, Jan. 26, 1910, authorizing certain sanitary improve- :
ments in the Zone and the charging of a proportion to owners of adjacent
property.......................... .. ....................................... .. ........................ ............ ...
Order of the Secretary of War, Feb. 8, 1910, authorizing members of board of- *: :
local inspectors to administer oaths-...........-- .........-- ---........---...-.. ....-..-...---- :96
Order of the President, Apr. 2, 1910, providing that collection of moneys for 'V
liquor licenses shall be made by collector of revenues instead of by district
tax collectors................ .................. ................ ...... ... ................. ................. -
Order of the President, Apr. 12, 1910, appointing Maurice H. Thatcher as a
member of the Commission and fixing his compensation....-.-..-......--*.... ...... 9 -i i
Order of the President, Apr. 16, 1910, prescribing duties of counsel and chief
attorney and amending Code of Criminal Procedure--....................---.--....---------
Order of the Secretary of War, May 24, 1910, abolishes office of executive
s& retary ........................ ........................... ..... .................. ................. .. ----- ...
Order of the President, July 25, 1910, empowers Commission to establish rue1
and regulations to facilitate and protect Canal work ....---....-.................----- 9.8 -
Order of the President, July 28, 1910, limiting jurisdiction of the Canal Zone
courts...................................................................... ,.............................. ....... 98 -
Order of the President, Aug. 20, 1910, prescribing method for married women" '''
to convey or mortgage real estate, and authorizing certain officers to admin-
Sister oaths................................................. ............................. .................... 9
Order of the President, Sept. 16, 1910, amending civil-service Rule X, regard
ing transfers.............. ...... ........... ..... ...... ......... ............... ..... .......... -...
Order of the President, Oct. 4, 1910, abolishing the office of district tax col-
lector and prescribing regulations for collection of taxes .................--...--------...... .
Order of the Secretary of War, Oct. 4, 1910, placing the department of law
under the direction of the counsel and chief attorney..-....... .............-...- 102"
Order of the President, Oct. 7, 1910, prescribing the manner of leasing public
lands in the C anal Zone........................................................................ .............
Order of the Secretary of War, Jan. 5, 1911, amending orders relative to import
duties, and exclusion of tropical employees from commissary privileges....... 1W0
Order of the President, Jan. 16, 1911, authorizing use of French dump cars
without safety appliances for obtaining gravel until July 1---........................-- 103
Order of the President, Jan. 19, 1911, creating a land office for the Canal Zone.. IW
Order of the President, Feb. 2, 1911, providing a method of executing and
recording deeds, and repealing a previous order...................................-.. ......
Order of the Secretary of War, Mar. 11, 1911, exempting Juan Vampero,
Filipino, from operation of order limiting employment and providing for ;
discharge of aliens ....... ................... ................ .................................. .... .... ... ..--. .
Order of the President, Mar. 16, 1911, appointing Walter W. Warwick as asso-
ciate justice of the Supreme Court of the Canal Zone..-............-... --- ......- .....
Order of the President, Mar. 16, 1911, appointing Thomas E. Brown, jr., as :
associate justice of the Supreme Court of the Canal Zone....... --..........- W
Order of the President, Mar. 20, 1911, classifying certain employees trans-
ferred from the Panama R. R. Co. to the Commission on consolidation of
storehouses-...... ..........-..... ............. ........................--------------- ----- ----------- ---- I-
Order of the President, May 2, 1911, making it a felony for persons to return
to the Canal Zone after imprisonment in penitentiary and deportation:..-. :I-----
Order of the President, May 6, 1911, establishing regulations relative to arrest ... .
and discharge of deserting seamen......... ....--...--. ........----......---......-------- f-----
Order of the President, May 10, 1911, prescribing rules for the govermnent: f
the insane asylum for the Canal Zone-------.............................---........- -------- -. .
Order of the President, May 11, 1911, making it a misdemeanor to evade payr; ".
ment of fare on railroad trains in the Canal Zone.....................-----------...--- 11




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i .te Presldeltt1 May 13, 1911, providing for the collection of a distilla-
i............. ............ .....---.. ..........................--------------------------------................................................ 112
'l athe. ePresident, June 12, 1911, amending order providing for collection
d illt ipn.tax ..:.. ..... .................................... .......... ..................... .... 113
: Siti of the President, June 28, 1911, authorizing Chairman and Chief Engi-
:ineeir:toexecute revocable licenses for lots in town sites in Canal Zone........... 113
.:: ier sof the Preident, July 21, 1911, providing for the inspection of steam
essel ,- -.:- n ---:-..-...-..... .---- --- -- --- ----- --------...... ... .............. 113
i:' er o the President, Aug. 4, 1911, prohibiting the promotion of fights
S. I tw een bulls, dogs,.or cocks..........-........................................... ......................... 116
: O .er af.the Secretary of War, Sept. 1, 1911, appointing Prof. Emory R.
', i Jifohnson special commissioner on Panama Canal traffic and tolls.................... 116
iOiirder of the President, Sept. 8, 1911, establishing the postal savings system
th C a lZone....... ......-..... ... .... .................................................................... 117 ,
girderr of tie President, Sept. 8, 1911, prohibiting placing of signs on lands
il.. .: d property of the United States and the Panama Railroad Co. in the Canal
i-------Zon-.__---........ -.................................................................. .............. .. ... 118
-irdler of the President, Sept. 14, 1911, making it a misdemeanor to unlaw-
fucnlly remove packing from journal boxes of locomotives, coaches, etc............ 118
t der of the President, Sept. 21, 1911, appointing William H. Jackson associate
S justice.f the Supreme Court of the Canal Zone............................................ .... 119
II rder of the President,Sept. 26, 1911, amending sections 51, 62, and 526, and
i :':0:-. repealing sections 63 and 529 of the Code of Civil Procedure of the Canal
i;1'-Zone, re allowing oral pleadings in district courts, prescribing rules for
i;:.':' keepingdockets, and allowing courts discretion in taxing costs....................... 119
:e ,;rderof the President, Oct. 14, 1911, amending section 10, act No. 9, providing
sgi; .anitary rules and regulations for the Canal Zone, to require reports of cer-
i:;. .,.ain diseases to district physicians or district sanitary4nspector................... 120
F .l. Older of the President, Oct.-14, 1911, prohibiting the practice of medicine, sur-
S:,T 4. ry,.dentistry, pharmacy, or midwifery without a license...............-................ 120
SOrder 4ftheSecretary of War, Nov. 3, 1911, amending act No. 14, soas to pro-
"- vide no charge shall be made for hunting permits issued to enlisted men of
:the land and naval forces of the United States.................................... ....... 121
i: "Order of the President, Nov. 6, 1911, providing that the alumni of the National
Wi:School of Engineering of Mexico may be employed under the several execu-
': tive departments of the United States in order to observe certain public
works .. ...... .......................................................................................................... 12 1
..Okder of the President, Nov. 15, 1911, prohibiting the unauthorized purchase
S:i:"F i the Canal Zone of supplies and.equipment from persons in the Army or
:: N avy ---.. --------......... ..........-.- ........ ............................................................ 121
., der of the President, Nqy. 18, 1911, amending sections 1 and 2, act No.
: 2 of Canal Zone laws, relating to notaries public. ..............122
i:; of, the President, Dec. 26, 1911, amending Executive Order of Oct.
::t4 1911 'prohibiting the practice of medicine, surgery, dentistry, pharmacy,
~ .midwifery within the Canal Zone without a license ...... ............................... 123
r-of the President, Jan. 9, 1912, providing for the reinstatement in the
clasified service of Paul Brosig ................... ....... ...... 123
d of the President, Jan. 12, 1912, providing for taking a census of the
;gi Canil- iZone .-...:--.. ..... ----.-. ---- --------------............ ....... ...........-4.. .......- 124
iiter of the President, Jan: 24, 1912, authorizing reinstatement of Pembrook
5-@ B anton ...........:....... ......... ................... ........................ ..................... 125
bi: lIanation 'by.the President, Feb. 2,.1912, relative to the opening of the
S.,lPanaima-Pacific Exposition at San Francisco, Cal., in 1915, and inviting for-
ign nations.to take.art.......... ................. .................. .... ........................... 125
1ig sioisto take 1art ------------------------- ... 125
I 6 t if6the President, Feb. 5, 1912, providing an inexpensive method for the
;.d adiiairationaof estates. of deceased and insane persons in certain cases,
Id.sa irgealing:,act 24 of the Canal Zone laws and orders amendatory )hereto.. 126
ir-of the President; Feb. 28, 1912, prescribing maximum speed for motor
i ndead establising-rules of the road for the Canal Zone........................ 128
4 0 oi Beaulet Apr.i 17, 1912, to prevent trespassing upon'reservations
on -- ------ ........... ........ --------.... ......................... ......................... 129
i:tteRWreident, May.21 1912, amending order of May 13,1911, relative
ANnTgadard mfibtingloperatio .of stills after Jan. 1, 1913........ 130
4*P 'I, .sd ne'9, 1912; waivingprvisions of eight-hour contract,
4Si 4 ,9 asto Canal contracts until Jan. 1, 1915........................... 130
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Order of the President, Sept. 12, 1912, consolidating the administrative district
of Gorgona with that of Empire-............--.. -----------------.............. ................ 3....... I--
Proclamation by the President, Nov. 13, 1912, fixing Panama Canal toll rates.. 13f.
Order of the President, Dec. 5, 1912, declaring all lands i- the Canal Zone
necessary for Canal purposes... ........ ......................................... ............. 1321
Order of the President, Jan. 13, 1913, amending the order of July 21, 1911,
providing for the inspection of steam vessels............---.......-......... --........ 132?
Order of the Secretary of War, Jan. 24, 1913, fixing compensation of L. S.
Rowe and R. P. Falkner, American members of Joint Land Commission...... 133
Order of the' President, Feb. 18, 1913, excepting the area of land known as Las
Sabanas from the provisions of the order of Dec. 5, 1912, declaring all lands
in the Canal Zone necessary for Canal purposes-.........--..---.....--- -.-~-.~.---... 133
Order of the President, Feb. 18, 1913, providing that all artisans,, citizens of
the United States, who have rendered one year's satisfactory service on the
Isthmus may be transferred within three years to corresponding positions in
the classified service.................... ........................ ..................................--------- .. 133
Order of the President, Feb. 24, 1913, prohibiting the entrance into the con-
tinental territory of the United States of alien laborers from foreign countries
or the insular possessions of the United States or the Canal Zone---...........~---. 134
Order of the President, Feb. 26, 1913, providing a method for the determina-
tion and adjustment of all claims arising out of personal injuries to em- .
ployees engaged on the Canal or the Panama Railroad ......................-........ 134'
Order of the President, Mar. 19, 1913, providing for the protection of birds and,
their nests in the Canal Zone .......................................................................... 140
Order of the President, Mar. 19, 1913, amending Executive Order of Jan. 6,
1909, relative to the application of the safety appliance acts to equipment of
rolling stock at navy yards................ ........................------- 141
Order of the President, MaP. 20, 1913, amending the Executive Order of Feb.
5, 1912, providing an inexpensive method for the administration of the
estates of deceased and insane persons in certain.cases-................-- ..----------- 141
Order of the President, Mar. 20, 1913, prescribing conditions under which
foreign corporations may do business in the Canal Zone.............----.......--.--- 142
Order of the President, Mar. 24, 1913, suspending the operation of the Execu-
tive Order of Feb. 26, 1913, providing a method of compensation for personal
injuries to, or for the death of employees-.......---......-....-- ...-----.-----------. 142
Order of the President, Apr. 15, 1913, providing maritime quarantine regula-
tions for the Canal Zone and the harbors of the cities of Panama and Colon,
Republic of Panama.................................................................. ... 143
Order of the President, June 30, 1913, amending the Executive Order of Feb. 6,
1908, providing for jury trials in the Canal Zone....................................--------.... 149
Order of the President, Aug. 7, 1913, prohibiting the unauthorized use of fly-
ing machines across the Canal Zone, or the taking of photographs, pictures,
etc., therefrom ..................... ....... ...................................................... ..... 150
Order of the President, Aug. 9, 1913, appointing Richard Lee Metcalfe a mem-
ber of the Isthmian Canal Commission ..................................-- ....-----.... 150
Order of the President, Aug. 29, 1913, making it lawful for the defendant in
criminal proceedings to make a cash deposit in lieu of a bail bond, and amend-
ing section 310 of the Criminal Procedure of the Canal Zone...................--..- ISO'
Order of the Secretary of War, Sept. 20, 1913, retaining Lieut. Col. D. Du B.
Gaillard, Corps of Engineers, U. S. Army, as a member of the Isthmian
Canal Commission, and granting him leave of absence with full pay on
status of sick leave .................................................. ................... 151
Order of the President, Sept. 25, 1913, providing for the punishment of de-
ported persons who return to the Canal Zone, and repealing the Executive
O order of M ay 2, 1911................................... ........................ ....- --.. 151
Order of the President, Nov. 7, 1913, providing regulations relative to the
carrying of arm s .......................................... .................. ...--. ..........-- ----- 152
Order of the President, Nov. 11, 1913, fixing the rate 6f interest allowed for
the use or detention of money......................................................--- -..---- 153
Proclamation by the President, Nov. 21, 1913, promulgating the Rules for
the Measurement of Vessels for the Panama Canal.............................---------- 154 .
Order of the Secretary of War, Jan. 20, 1914, fixing the total compensation
to be paid Prof. Emory R. Johnson, and directing the Isthmian Canal Com-
mission to provide funds needed in the execution of this order ..........---.---..-- 154:






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Order of the President, Jan. 21, 1914, providing a punishment for the corrupt
influencing of agents, employees, or servants.................................................... 154
Order of the President, Jan. 27, 1914, prohibiting fire hunting at night and
hunting by means of a spring or trap, and repealing the Executive Order of
S ep t. 8 1909 ........................................................................................................... 155
Order of the President, Jan. 27, 1914, establishing a permanent organization for
Sthe Panama Canal and abolishing the Isthmian Canal Commission, effective
A p r. 1, 19 14 :...................... .................................................................... .............. 15 5
S Memorandum of the President, Jan. 27, 1914, accompanying the order estab-
lishing a permanent organization for The Panama Canal.................... .......... 157
Order of the President, Feb. 2, 1914, providing conditions of employment for
the permanent force for The'Panama Canal..-................................................... 158
Order of the President, Mar. 2, 1914, establishing a Washington Office of the
Panama Canal and providing temporarily for the organization, officials, and
: employees thereof, and continuing in force for The Panama Canal rules,
regulations, and Executive Orders which may have been made for the
p. Isthm ian C anal C om m mission .............................................................................. 162
Order of the President, Mar. 12, 1914 (effective Apr. 1, 1914), relating to the
S C anal Zone judiciary .................................. .................. ................................... 163
S Order of thW President, Mar. 20, 1914 (effective Apr. 1, 1914), providing a
method forthe determination and adjustment of claims arising out of personal
S injuries to employees.occurring while directly engaged in actual work in
S connection with the construction, maintenance, etc., of the Panama Canal,
or of the Panama Railroad .................................................. ..... ..... 165
Order of the President, Apr. 16, 1914, establishing regulations relative to the
payment of tolls, and of bills of materials, supplies, repairs, harbor pilotage,
r towage, and other services furnished to vessels by The Panama Canal....... 172
Order of the Secretary of War, May 8, 1914, fixing compensation of Levi Mon-
roe Kagy and David Marks, American members of Joint Land Commission.. 174
Order of the Secretary of War, May 13, 1914, approving acts and resolutions
Sof the Isthm ian Canal Com m ission................................................................ ... 174
Order of the President, May 13, 1914, relating to pardons, the rerhission of
fines, and for forfeitures, aqd other subjects ................... ................ ... 174
Order of the President, May 20, 1914, creating a committee to formally and
officially open the Panam a Canal........... ......................... ................ ...................... 175
Order of the President, May 26, 1914, setting apart a site for Balboa Naval
R adio Station .......................... ......................................... ................................ 175
Order of the President, June 9, 1914, fixing hours of work on Saturdays from
June 15 to Sept. 15, each year in the Federal service.................. ..... .......... 176
Order of the Secretary of War, June 16, 1914, excepting Isthmian employees
from order fixing working hours on Saturdays from June 15 to Sept. 15, in
the Federal service .... ................ ........ .. 176
Order of the President, June 15, 1914, amending civil-service rules, including
transfers from Isthmian service.................................... 176
Order of the President, July 3, 1914, relating to certain duties of the clerk of the
D district Court and his assistant ........................................... ...... 177
SOrder of the President, July 9, 1914, requiring ocean-going vessels to be fitted
: with wireless apparatus...................... ........... ................. .... ....... 178
SOrder 6f the President, July 9, 1914, prescribing rules and regulations for the
S.- operation and navigation of the Panama Canal and approaches thereto,
including all waters under its jurisdiction................ ............ 178
::Order of the President, July 9, 1914, authorizing the Board of Admeasurement
.:. to administer oaths to witnesses and to compel their attendance ........... ........ 194
Order of the President, July 30, 1914, setting aside an area of land for uses and
S.:purposes of the Darien Naval Radio Station ................... ..... 194
;' Order of the President, Aug. 3, 1914, prescribing the duties of constables ......... 194
Order of the President, Aug. 6, 1914, reorganizing the Board of Health of ihe
C anal Zone ....... .. ....................................................... ..... .... ....... ....... 195
Order of the President, Aug. 8, 1914, relating to the custoins service .............. 195
Order of the President, Aug. 14, 1914, relating to postal crimes in the Canal
Z one............................................................ ................................................................ 196
Order of the President, Aug. 14, 1914, requiring security for costs in civil cases.. 196
Order of the President,. Aug. 14, 1914, amending the order of Apr. 15, 1913,
providing maritime quarantine regulations for the Canal Zone and the har-
bors of the cities of Panama and Colon, Republic of Panama...................... 197





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Order of the President, Aug. 22, 1914, regulating the operation of street, al- t
way cars at crossings......--------..-. ......-...... ............. --.. ............ .....---..
Order of the President, Sept. 3, 1914, amending the Rules and Regulations for
the Operation and Navigation of the Panama Canal, etc ........-- .....---......-......
Order of the President, Sept. 5, 1914, repealing the Executive Orderof Sept.8, .": t"
1911, establishing the Postal Savings System in the Canal Zone-....---...--...
Order of the Secretary of War, Sept. 8, 1914, fixing compensation of Nicholas :. ::
Cornet, Americah member of the Joint Land Commission...-................ ,Si..-..--i:;
Order of the President, Sept. 19, 1914, amending the Canal Zone law against; :::,: :
. gam bling.................................................................... .... ... .. .... .- ..'.
Order of the President, Sept. 19, 1914, amending the Executive Order of Mar .
20, 1914, relating to compensation to be paid to injured employees of The :;
Panama Canal and the Panama Railroad Co.......................................... ,
Order of the Secretary of War, Sept. 29, 1914, amending the regulations for the
payment of tolls, etc., as to Government-owned vessels.................--...-----------.
Order of the President, Oct. 13, 1914, providing for license taxes and fees .... _...
Order of the President, Nov. 4, 1914, amending paragraph 49 of the Rules and .... l'
Regulations for the Operation and Navigation of the Panama Canal, etc -..... 2 i.
Proclamation of the President, Nov. 13, 1914-Neutrality of the Papama .
C a na l Z one....................................................................... ...................
Order of the Secretary of War, Nov. 16, 1914, authorizing the passage through
the Panama Canal by vessels without measurement on payment of.tolls on .
estimated tonnage of vessel, plus 20 per cent................................... ..... ...-- 205 .
Order of the President, Jan. 11, 1915, amending sections 1 and 2 of the Execu-
tive Order of Apr. 15, 1913, providing maritime quarantine regulations for
the C anal Zone, etc.. ..................................... ....... ............ ........ ,
Order of the President, Jan. 15, 1915, fixing amounts to be charged Isthmian
employees for rent, fuel, and electric current.....................---..........---...---..----. -- 20
Order of the President, Jan. 19, 1915, amending Civil Service Rule X authoriz-
ing transfers from Isthmian to United States service...............-.......... ..... .20 -
Order of the Prvideht, Feb. 4, 1915, establishing regulations governing the
accounting to the Treasury of the United States for Panama Canal collec-
tions.................... ...... ............................................ ........ .................................... 2 08
Order of the President, Mar. 1, 1915, establishing regulations for the produc- "
tion, importation, compounding, dealing in, dispensing, selling, distributing,
or giving away opium or coca leaves, their salts, derivatives, or preparations,
in the Canal Zone ...................................... ................ ............ .. 2.
Order of the President, Mar. 23, 1915, reinstating Dr. Edward P. Beverley as .
a physician in the Panama Canal service ...............................-----.....-..--..-------
Order of the President, Apr. 7, 1915, providing for the issuance of provisional
certificates of registry of vessels by certain collectors of customs and captains. ...
of ports .......... ...................... ..... .. ........- ....................... ......-.2-------- --12
Order of the President, Apr. 27, 1915, changing the name of Culebra Cut to
G aillard C ut ..... ................................................................ ......... ..... 212
Order of the Secretary of War, May 12, 1915, providing regulations for the sale
of m aterial............................................................. .................... ............... 212
Order of the President, May 25, 1915, modifying the Executive Order of Jan, ;.
15, 1915, relative to the charges to be made against employees for rent, fuel,
and electric current............................................................................ ...... ..... 2:1
Order of the President, June 8, 1915, designating a flag for the GovernorofThe
Panam a Canal... ......... .................... .................... ....... ...............13
Order of the Secretary of War, Oit. 16, 1915, providing annual recess of the
Joint Land Commission and leave regulations.... ................... ...... ...------- 3-----
Order of the Secretary of War, Mar. 16, 1916, appointing Clement L. Bouve
a member of the Joint Com mission.................................................-......
Order of the Secretary of War, May 13, 1916, appointing an Umpire for the
Joint Land Com m ission..................... ..................... ---................ ------...... 2
Order of the President, May 17, 1916, relating to assistance to be furnished the
Governor by the military and naval forces............................-------------..
Order of the President, June 30, 1916, relating to classified service appoint- "
m ents. ................... ... .................. ....................... ----.... -- 2.....
Order of the President, July 25, 1916, establishing regulations relating to free : :
use of quarters, fuel, and current.......................--.. ..-... -----......-----.----...... 2
Order of the President, Aug. 10, 1916, modifying order of July 25, 1916, relating
to quarters, fuel and electric current ................. .... ..........---- -,---- --- 216







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: f. the President, Sept. 5, 1916, relating to motor vehicles, and their
'ion in the roads of the Canal Zone------........................ ........................ 216
l ter X the President, Sept. 15, 1916, transferring to the Governor of The
A, TW naiTw a Canal the administration of the act approved Sept. 7, 1916, so far
Pa iata Canal and Panama Railroad employees are concerned .................. 217
I: of the President, Oct. 17, 1916, authorizing the commutation of leave
S; rivileges in certain cases.............................................. ......... ............-.......... 218
ier o the President, Oct. 22, 1916, providing for the payment of interest on
j: ei. posit m oney orders.................... ........................................... ............................ 218
:i odf the President; Jan. 15, 1917, relating to conditions of employment in
:i la".. e Panama Canal service-.: ....r.......... -....-.... ..... ........................ .................... 218
Q: er of the President, Feb. 6, 1917,.relating to the exclusion of undesirable
le rsons from the Canal Zone ......................................................................... ... 220
der ofthe President, Feb. 6, 1917, relating to the exclusion of Chinese ........... 222 .
: r of the Secretary of War, Mar. 20, 1917, fixing the compensation of Joint
S om mission U m pire...... .......... ...................................... ..... ........-.. ............. 224
SOrer of the President, Apr. 9, 1917, relating to control of Canal and Canal
o Z ne.during hostilities.................. .............................................................. ... .. 224
reclamation of the President, May 23, 1917, establishing rules and regulations
". for the regulation, management, abd protection of the Panama Canal and
: the m maintenance of its neutrality .................................. F ..................... ............. 224
Order of the President, June 30, 1917, relating to the acquisition of vessels of
Pli :" hostile nations........................................................ 226
hostil nations------------ --- ---------r-------- -------.26
.Order of the President, Aug. 27, 1917, establishing defensive sea areas for ter-
I' .: minal ports of the Panama Canal................................... ..... ............. .. ... 227
* 0rder of the Secretary of War, Sept. 14, 1917, fixing compensation of members
ofthe Joint Land Commission-----------------2
of the Joint Land Com mission ....................................... ............... .................. 229
Or:: der of the.President, Oct. 24, 1917, correcting order of Aug. 27, 1917, relat-
Sing to defensive sea areas ... ...................... ..... ......... ...-- ................................ 229
Order of the Secretary of War, fixing compensation of members of the Joint
i Land Com m mission ............ ......................... ................................ .................. 229
SProclamation of the President, Nov. 16, 1917, establishing regulations pre-
S' scribing conduct of alien enemies................................................................... 230
Order of the President, Nov. 16, 1917, amending civil-service rule governing
W transfer -------...... ........................................ .. .......................... .... ..... .. .. ... ...... 23 1
Qrder of the President, Jan. 12, 1918, establishing maximum rates of fare and
governing transportation of passengers for hire in the Canal Zone................. 232
Proclariation of the President, Feb. 28, 1918, regulating the flying of civilian
: -' aircr afi .-....... -........-....- ......--.............----- ............ ......... ...................................... 237
I::.::,Order of the President, Mar. 25, 1918, establishing Fort Sherman military
i : reservation............... ..... ...... ..... ....... .......... ....... ...... ... ... 237
SO'rder of the President, Apr. 5, 1918, to amend civil-service rules as to exempt -
S positions---.......... .............. ....................................................................................... 238
S@rder of the Secretary of War, May 18, 1918, to coordinate purchases with the
W'.. ar industries B board ............................................................................................ 238
i3:"ir deofthe'President, May 28, 1918, establishing Balboa Naval Radio Station 239
i"Order of the Pregident, May 28, 1918, relating to anchorage and movement of
i.' ,.vessels-..-..-...---------------......... .........- ............................. ........................ ...... 239
ijder of the President, July 9, 1918, superseding order of May 28, 1918,
i. relating to.anchorage and movement of vessels................................................ 240
|fOrder of the President, July 26, 1918, amending paragraph 20 of the naviga-
;ti ~Mon rules and regulations of The Panama Canal.............---.................................. 240
I r, lamation of the President,'Aug. 8, 1918, relating to the entrance or depar-
Stare of p rsons during hostilities ......-.................................................................. 240
':.terof the President, Aug. 8, 1918, providing rules and regulations.governing
S'the.I, issuace of permits to enter and leave the United States ............................ 242
S'tieof the Secretiry-of State, Sept. 4,.1918, fixing effective time of rules in
S r A ig 8 1918 .....-.... ....... -- .... --- .----------...... ............................. .............. 246
i der of the President, Oct. 3, 1918, providing funds for censorship of mails in
C.......... ............ ........................................................... 24 6
di" r of the Preqident, Oct. 9, 1918, providing for licensing of chauffeurs............ 247
4A of the President Nov. 4, 1918, establishing Guarapo Naval Air Station.. 248
Ii. President Nov 14, 1918, authorizing the granting of sick leave to
Sat'i Pa; C,,i anal and Panama Railroad service.................. 249
f f the President, Nov. 16, 1918, amending rules for maximum pay for
oipftk-iservi --.. .. --.---........-.- ........ 249
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Order of the President, Nov. 27, 1918, transferring war trade funds for expendi- '
ture in the Canal Zone ............................................. ..............................................
Proclamation -of the President, Dec. 23, 1918, abrogating, annulling, and '
rescinding certain regulations prescribing the conduct of alien enemies....,---.. 25.0
Order of the President, Jan. 25, 1919, relating to leave due employees returning :
from m military or naval service....................- ........................................ .. .... 230
Order of the President, Jan. 25, 1919, terminating control of Canal by Army :
officer designated by order of Apr. 9, 1917 .............................................. ... 2 -- 21
Order of the President, Jan. 25, 1919, revoking.all orders issued for establish-.
m ent of defensive sea areas-.......................................... ................................... 251
Order of the President, Mar. 4, 1919, to amend the form of Panama Canal
tonnage certificates..... ......... ....-.............. .......................................................... 2
Order of the President, May 29, 1919, modifying tariff and regulations govern-
ing public passenger conveyances in Canal Zone............................ ............. 251
Order of the President, May 31, 1919, reinstating Frank H. Wang, in The
Panama Canal service as postal clerk ............................................- ..............._ 252
Order of the Secretary of State, July 12, 1919, amending travel regulations...... 252
Order of the President, July 25, 1919, establishing Fort Amador and Fort
G rant m military reservations....................................... ....................................... 252
Proclamation of the President, July 31, 1919, abrogating regulations governing
the flying of civilian airc ft............ ..................... ..................... .. ....... ..... 254
Order of the President, Aug. 8, 1919, relating to registry of foreign-built vessels 254..
Order of the President, Nov. 24, 1919, relating to the acquisition of vessels of
hostile nations ..................................... ................. ... 255
Order of the President, Nov. 25, 1919, amending order of Feb. 2, 1914, relating
to conditions of em ploym ent........................................................ ............ ....... 255
Order of the President, Dec. 22, 1919, establishing Quarry Heights military 2
reservation ........................................................4.... ............................. ................... 256
Order of the President, Dec. 22, 1919, establishing Fort William D. Davis
S m military reservation ........................................................................................... 256
Order of the President, Dec. 30, 1919, establishing military reservations at
Fort Clayton, The Panama Arsenal, the Engineer Depot, and the Post of
C orozal .. .. ..... ... .... .... ..... ..2.... .......................................................................... 258 '
Order of the President, Jan. 7, 1920, establishing regulations for the Canal
Zone relative to the sale, possession, and disposition of liquors for sacra-
mental, scientific, industrial, pharmaceutical, and medicinal purposes.--........ 261
Order of the President, Jan. 9, 1920, concerning costs and security for costs
in the district court and the magistrates' courts in the Panama Canal Zone.. 263
Order of the Acting Secretary of War, Jan. 30, 1920, appointing Homer A. A. -
Smith a member of the Joint Land Commission............................................. 265
Order of the President, Feb. 3, 1920, amending order of May 24, 1919, to in-
clude the Panama Canal...................................... .......................................... 265
Order of the'President, of May 24, 1919, made applicable to The Panama Canal
by above order .................... ........ ......................................... .......................-. 265'
Order of the President, Feb. 11, 1920, authorizing charges for services rendered
by the Quarantine D ivision..................................... .................... ..............- .. 266
Order of the President, Feb. 20, 1920, establishing a maximum rate of pay for
alien employees of The Panama Canal and Panama Railroad on the Isthmus
of Panam a........................ ... ... ......... .................... .. ................... .......- 266
Order of the President, Mar. 1, 1920, establishing the Punta Mala Naval Radio
Station.......... ................ .. ............................. .... 266
Order of the President, Mar. 6, 1920, relating to carrying and keeping of arms.. 267
Order of the President, Mar. 31, 1920, establishing maritime quarantine regu-
lations for the Canal Zone and harbors of the cities of Panama and Colon,
Republic of Panama...................................... ..... ................ ............. 268
Order of the President, April 9, 1920, establishing Fort Randolph and France
Field military reservations and Coco Solo naval reservation .......................... 272
Order of the Secretary of War, May 1, 1920, relating to traveling expenses of
Umpire of Joint Land Commission..................................................................... 274-
Proclamation of the President, July 12, 1920, officially and formally opening
the Panama Canal.................... ............. .............- -- .... .................... 274
Order of the President, Sept. 1, 1920, establishing Paitilla Point military reser-
vation............................................................. .................................. ....... ......... 274
Order of the President, Oct. 2, 1920, relating to the lease of Hoboken Pier to
the Panama Railroad Steamship Company.......................... .. 275







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Order of the President, Oct. 30, 1920, requiring operators of all motor-propelled
vehicles, specifically including motorcycles, to be licensed as chauffeurs....... 276
S Order of the President, Nov. 6, 1920, establishing new limits of Fort Sherman
S m military reservation......................... ............... .............. ..... ... 276
Order of the President, Jan. 5, 1921, amending Order of Apr. 16, 1914, relating
to to lls...........................7....... .. ... ..... ......... ....................... ... .... .................. ... 2 7 7
Order of the President, Feb. 26, 1921, establishing maximum rates of fare and
Governing transportation of passengers for hire in the Canal Zone................. 277
Order of the President, Apr. 7, 1921, amending the Executive Order of Aug.
8, 1918, concerning-passport control so far as it applies to entry of aliens
into T he Panam a Canal Zone ..............: .................................................. ............. 282
Order of the President, Apr. 8, 1921, to amend limits of Quarry Heights mili-
tary reservation ........................................................... ........ ...................... 283
Order of the President, Apr. 14, 1921, relating to licensing of vehicles, road
rules, use of lights, tags and signals, and speed regulations in the Canal Zone.. 283
Order of the President, May 12, 1921, amending Executive Order of Aug. 8,
1918, to permit temporary stop-overs at ports of the United States without
the require ent of visaed passports................................. ........... .. ... ..... 287
Order of the President, May 16, 1921, revoking Executive Order of Nov. 16,
1918, relating to maximum pay for noncivil-service clerks............................. 288
Order of the President, amending order of August 8, 1918, concerning passport
S control ... ............................. ..... ... .. .......................... ............................. 288
Letter of the Secretary of War appointing a Special Panama Canal Commis-
sion, and defining its duties, June 6, 1921....................................................... 288
Order of the President, amending the order of August 8, 1918, concerning
travel between the United States and neighboring countries and authorizing
the require ent of crew lists........................... ............................................. 289
Order of the President, July 9, 1921, concerning landing and operation of
sub m marine cables...................................................................................... ... .... ......... 290
Order of the President, July 27, 1921, concerning radio communication of
vessels approaching the Canal; steamers emitting sparks and smoke;
registry and certification of privately owned boats..................................... 290
Order of the President of October 18, 1921, concerning passport control and
entry of aliens into the Canal Zone............. ................ ..... ............ 291
Order of the President of November 2, 1921, concerning lease of Hoboken
pier space to Panama Railroad Steamship Line... ................. ........................ 291
Order of the President of November 17, 1921, concerning exemption from
,payment of tolls of vessels transiting the Canal for repairs............................ 292
Order of the President of December 3, 1921, concerning payment b. employees
for use of quarters, fuel, electric current, water, and upkeep of quarters and
grounds......... ............. ... ..... ....... .. ................. ....... 292
Order of the President of December 30, 1921, establishing Rules of Practice
and Procedure of the United States District Court in and for the Canal
Zone ..... ..................... .............................. ............................ .............. ... ..... 294



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p| The present annotated volume of "Executive O'rders Relating to
Thie Panama Canal" is a compilation of all Executive Orders contained
ViOite original volume of Executive Orders published in 1911 and sup-
iRplements 1, 2, and 3, to that votime, together with all orders relating
': to. the Canal issued since the publication of Supplement Number 3 of
Jqine 30; 1915. They cover the period March 8, 1904, to December
3..1, 1921.
Ij .Notations under the several orders indicate important changes by
: later orders as to designations of courts, officials, etc., but such notes
:have not been repeated at every mefition of such courts and officials,
:and the following references are given for general guidance:
The designation of "Prosecuting Attorney" will apply to the Dis-
Strict Attorney created by the Panama Canal Act of August 24, 1912.
Wherever the municipal courts or judges thereof are referred to in
orders issued prior to the Executive Order of March 13, 1907, the
;same shall apply to the district courts and judges thereof created by
:. that order; and, as well, references in orders to the preceding munici-
'pal courts and district courts or judges thereof, shall apply to the
;. magistrate courts and magistrates created by the Panama Canal Act,
agreeablyr to the provisions of section 7 of that act.
I/ Wherever the Supreme Court and circuit courts or judges thereof,
I. are referred to in orders in effect prior to April 1, 1914, the same shall
Supply to the District Court and judge thereof created by the Panama
SCanal Act, conformably to the jurisdiction outlined in section 8 of
|: that act.
In considering references to the powers and duties of the Governor of
i.the Canal Zone under early orders, it should be remembered that by
I Executive Order of April 2, 1907, the powers of the Governor or Chief
Ni Executive of the Canal Zone were vested in the Chairman of the Isth-
SiE mian Canal Commission. See also provisions of the Panama Canal
SAct lor a Governor of The Panama Canal.
: All page number references in footnotes are to this volume, unless
L: otherwise indicated.
ii: This volume will be issued in conjunction with separate annotated
'~Volumes of the "Laws of the Canal Zone" and "Treaties and Acts of
H.Congress Relating to The Panama Canal."'
Is. The following abbreviations are used in footnote references: "T.
Ji& A. 205," to indicate reference to page 205 of the volume of Treaties
:and Acts of Congress; "L. C. Z. 140" to indicate reference to page 140
... .the volume of Laws of the Canal Zone; "2 C. Z. Rept. 123" to indi-
.:.te reference to page 123 of volume 2 of the Reports of the Supreme
'ixecurt of the Canal Zone. Where the Executive Orders relating to the
I AStniama Canal are referred to in other volumes, the abbreviation used
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THE PANAMA CANAL
Letter of the President, Mar. 8, 1904, relative to duties of Commission.
WHITE HOUSE,
,Vashington, March 8, 1904.
SIns: I have appointed you as the Commission' which is to undertake the most
.important and also the most formidable engineering feat that has hitherto been
.attempted. You are to do a work the doing of which, if well done, will reflect high
Honor upon this nation, and, when done, will be of incalculable benefit, not only to
this nation, but to civilized mankind. As you yourselves must individually know,
I have chosen you with reference to nothing save my belief, after full and patient
Inquiry, that you are among all the available men of whom I have knowledge, those
best fitted to bring this great task to a successful conclusion. You have been chosen
purely because of your personal and professional reputations for integrity and ability.
You represent the whole country. You represent neither section nor party. I have
not sought to find out the politics of a single one of you, and, indeed, as to the majority
Sof you I have not the slightest idea what your political affiliations are.
SI believe that each one of you will serve not merely with entire fidelity, but with the
utmost efficiency. If at any time I feel that any one of you is not rendering the best
service which it is possible to procure, I shall feel called upon to disregard alike
n my-feelings for the man and the man's own feelings, and forthwith to substitute for
him on the Commission some other man whom I deem capable of rendering better
Service. Moreover, I shall expect, if at any time any one of you feels that the work
Sis. too exhausting and engrossing for him to do in the best possible manner, that he
.will of his own accord so inform me, in order that I may replace him by some man who,
Sto the requisite ability, joins the will and the strength to give all the effort needed.
r....ut so long as you render efficient service of the highest type in the work you are
appointed to perform, you may rest assured of my hearty support and backing. in
every way.
These are the conditions under which you have been appointed, and under which
I shall expect you to proceed. I shall furthermore expect you to apply precisely the
same principles in the choice and retention of the subordinates who do the work under
: .you as I have applied in your choice and shall apply in your retention. I shall expect
you to appoint no man for reasons other than your belief in the aid he can render you
in digging -the canal. If, having appointed any man, you find that your expectations
,'about him are not fulfilled, or that from any reason he falls short of his duty, I shall
Expect you to-dismiss him out of hand; I shall expect that under such circumstances
you will pay-not the slightest heed to any backing or influence the man may have.
I assume as a matter of course that in dealing with contractors you will act on pre-
cisely the principles which would apply in any great private business undertaking.
There is no man among you to whom I think it is necessary to say a word as to the
a: athmian Canal Commission created by sec. 7. act of Congress of June 18. 1902 (T. & A. 28); placed
'. munder the jurisdiction and direction of the Secretary of War by Executive Order of May 9. 1904, p.
20. The Commission was reorganized by Executive Order of April 1, 1905. p. 35., which in turn
won superseded by Executive Order of Nov. 17, 1906, p. 55. Later, by Executive Order of Apr. 2,
.90!, p. 65, the powers of the Governor or Chief Executive of the Canal Zone were vested in the
Chairman of the Commission, and under Executive Order of Jan. 6, 1908. p. 72, the powers of the
.Commission and its Chairman were-newly defined.
TUhder authority contained in sec. 4 of the Panama Canal Act (T. & A. 79). the Isthmian Canal
Conimigsion, together with the existing organization, was discontinued by Executive Order of Jan. 27,
S.914. effective Apr. 1, 1914, which order also established the permanent organization of The Panama



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of you I should not have appointed him, But I do wish, to exmphas.e i..
unceasing vigilance in the performance of this great work.
As to the details of the work itself I have but little to say. It istobe:d
peditiously as possible, and as economically as is consistent with th
There is one matter to which I wish to ask your special pttentionw.Tthekl :.W
sanitation and hygiene. You will take measures tosecure the best mdk
for this purpose whom you can obtain, and you will, of course, make t a~
submit as implicitly as your own employees to all the rules and reguri
medical department under you. Presume you wilfind it best to have aneo
this medical department, but that I shall leave to your own judgment., .
The plans are to be carefully made with a view to the needs not only-ofthemin
but of the future. The expenditures are to be supervised as rigorously asif then' |
being made for a private corporation dependent for its.profits upon the, returnS, I'
are to secure the best talent this country can afford to meet the conditions_
by every need which may arise. The methods for achieving the results must be.y
What this nation will insist upon is that the results be achieved.
THEODORE RoosEvam&l
The ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION.


Order of the President, Mar. 26, 1904, prescribing compensation of Commipssionaer.. ;.'.! y
The compensation of the members of the Isthmian Canal Commission shall VAi'tt
follows, until otherwise determined by Congress:' ::.,
The salary of each commissioner shall be at the rate of twelve tho-usaiddollai'4-:
year, payable one thousand dollars per month, commencing upon the day on wiA:
he takes the oath of office." -
An additional allowance of fifteen dollars per day is to be paid tb each mpmbdrt :
the Commission while absent from the United States on duty.
Each member of the Commission shall be allowed expenses while traveling on di:sil
as follows: Transportatioh, including seat in day Pullman car, or section in sIeep
car; a reasonable allowance for baggage, porterage, hacks and street cars; and.1a4^
expenses not exceeding seven dollars per day. ':'
The members of the Commission shall be considered as on duty when in .W~alS
ington. Any travel for private purposes, or visiting their homes, shall not 1btio
sidered as traveling on duty.
The approval of the Chairman or acting Chairman of the Commission .sal ii
required on all vouchers. ..:
THEODORE ROOSEVt ..3
WHITE HOUSE, March 26, 1904. "


Letter of the President placing the Isthmian Canal Commission under the-supervisionand dkpo
of the Secretary of War, and defining the jurisdiction and functions of the Cotlniisean..; .':,';:.' ;
WHITE Hous, ..".
Washington, D. C., W M1y . SIR: By the act of Congress approved June 28, 1902,3 the President of. ie'Ut i
States is authorized to acquire for, and on behalf of, the United States, all the;.
privileges, franchises, concessions, grants of lands, rights of way,. unfinished
plants, shares of the capital stock of the Panaina.Railway, owned by or h"ielddi. ri: 't
use of the new Panama Canal Company, and any other property, real, persoea t
mixed of any name or nature owned by the said new Panama Canal Compansy.,V I
on the Isthmus of Panama. The President is by the same act also auth r
acquire for, and on behalf of, the, United States perpetual control of a strip ofa-
the Isthmus of Panama, not less than six miles in width, extending from thel.
bean Sea to the Pacific Ocean, and the right to excavate, construct, andmai
perpetually, operate and protect thereon, a ship canal of certain specified c -
and also the right to perpetually operate the Panama Railroad. Having ac
The compensation of Commissioners was changed from time to time by.aEecu tivbOrder a
Mar., 1907, until the Commission ceased, to exist as of Apr. 1, 1914, he compensation of thba
was $15,000 a year, and, of the other Commissioners, $14,000 a year .
T. & A. 30.. .


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Sl. %1EUTWH ORDEtS RELATING TO PANAMA CANAL 21

franchises, property, and control, the President is by the same act re-
o ste construct, and,*omplete, a ship canal from the'Caribbean Sea to
IIhOtean,: and to enable him to carry forward and complete this work, he is
ted to appoint, by and with the consent of the Senate, an Isthmian Canal
1n4"of.seven. members, who are to be in'all matters subject to his direction

6 ,tihteroans of the Canal Convention between the United States and the Republic
i entered into in pursuance of the said act of Congress approved June 28,
itli':&ratifications-of which were exchanged on the 26th day of February, 1904,
hebic of ianiana grantedrto the United States:
;he,perpetual use, occupation, and control of a certain zone of land, land
Sweater including islands within said zone, at the Isthmus of Panama, all to be
ed 'fith'cdnstructiorn, maintenance, and operation, sanitation and protection of
p-aenal, of the width of ten miles extending to the distance of five miles on each
'tbf the central line of the route of the canal, and the use, occupation, and control
Siother: lands'and waters outside of the zone above described which may be neces-
*ii' and convenient for the construction, maintenance, operation, sanitation, and
piotectiorfof said canal or of any auxiliary canals or other works necessary and con-
Lisaiet'for the same purpose; also the islands of Perico, Naos, Culebra, and Fla-
Ctaenico* situated in the Bay of Panama, and
SSecond, all the rights, powers, and authority within the zone, auxiliary lands and
Islands under water, which the United States would possess and exercise if it were the
.sovereign of the territory granted, to the entire exclusion of the exercise by the Re-
j., :public 6f Panama of any such sovereign rights, power, and authority.6
pl, Bykthe act of Congress approved April 28, 1904,7 the President is authorized, upon
ikiquisition of the property of the new Panama Canal Company; and the payment to
l .ileRepublic of Panama of the price for compensation agreed upon in the said Canal
p .ention, totake possession of, and occupy on behalf of the United States, the
:? zneod land, and land under water, including islands within said zone at the Isthmus
..: Panama of the width of ten miles extending to the distance of five miles on each
iiide of the central line of the route of. the Canal to be constructed thereon, including
ptne islands of Perico, Naos, Culebra, and Flamenico, and from time to time as may
s%;iiecessary and convenient certain auxiliary lands and waters outside the said
;>one far the .purpose of constructing, maintaining, operating, sanitating, and pro-
tfi'cting the ship canal, the use, occupation, and control whereof were granted to the
plTaited States by the Republic of Panama in the said Canal Convention.
e~. iy the same act, the President is authorized, for the purpose of providing tempo-
arily .for the maintenance of order in the Canal Zone and for maintaining and pro-
mipting the inhabitants thereof in the free enjoyment of their liberty, property, and
;:leliggion, to delegate to such person or persons as he may designate and to control the
tai anneof theirexercise, all the military, civil and judicial powers as well as the power
[to malk all needful rules and regulations for the government of the Canal Zone and
i-a4the rights, powers and authority granted by the said Canal Convention to the
tthiited States, until the close of the Fifty-eighth Congress.8
i a:Payments of the authorized purchase price of $40,000,000 to the new Panama Canal
ipany for the property of that corporation on the Isthmus, including the shares of
stock, and for the records in Paris, and of the sum of $10,000,000, as stipulated
Ii thie Canal Convention, to the Republic of Panama for the rights, powers, and
'iIegesa.ated to the United States by the terms of the said convention, have been
ld and proper instruments. of transfer have been executed by the Panama, Canal
ny..: The members of the Isthmian Canal Commission have been appointed.9
have organized the commission and entered upon their duties. I have taken
idopif and now occupy, on behalf of the United States, the canal zone and public
c.ded by the Republic of Panama. o
wrb4a Flaeno. ,e.
Aicse. 1!, p. 30.
litt sieci~~ifatnowns are coitained'in Arts. II and III of the Hay-Varilla Treaty (T. & A. 18).
tr L:he af,.the 58th Congress, by act of Mar. 3, 1905 (T. & A. 35), the Commission was
d'aco~aiaued Until the beginning of the 59th Congress. The act of Dec. 21. 1905 (T. & A.
-itfift.set',ofthe next session-of Congress relating to the Panama Canal, did not specifi-
tbe'ComMisgkiost, ut provided for the continuance of construction of the Canal, and the
di te:Ieanal Zone by the President and the persons appointed or employed by him, the
S iaig :Un elmental to theariginal Canal Actof June 28, 1902 (T. & A. 30).
c thedtof, Mar 81904, p. 19hereof, relative to duties of Commission.
'pasusdinof the C i properties wa. taken on May 4, 1904. and by the Davis Agreement
L 19i 4 (.Ann. Rept.,' 14, p. 78), Panama formally delivered over to the United States tbi
ii tisian, ~d control in perpetuity of the zone of land mentioned in Arts. II and III of the
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22 EXECUTIVE ORDERS RELATING TO PANAMA CANAL i

It becomes my duty, under the statutes above referred to,-to secure'the a i:d "
prosecution of the work of construction of the Canal and its auxiliary works, thfmiiil;
the Isthmian Canal Commission, and in connection with such work and in aid t6ieztEs
to organize and conduct a temporary government of the zone, so as to maintirafei "iN'1S:l;
protect the inhabitants thereof in the free enjoyment of their liberty, property; *''
religion.
Inasmuch as it is impracticable for the President, with his other public dutiei: 4V"i1
give to the work of supervising the Commission's construction of the Canal.:i l
government of. the zone the personal attention which seems proper and neceu.!:
and inasmuch as the War Department is the department which has always supris
the construction of the great civil works for improving the rivers.and harbors of the: :
country and the extended military works of public defense, and as the said depart.-
ment has from time to time been charged with the supervision of the government dft '
the island possessions of the United States, and continues to supervise the govern-
ment of the Philippine Islands, I direct that all the work of the Commission doneb."'.
virtue of powers vested in me by the/act of Congress approved June 28, 1902, in the4..'
digging, construction, and completion of the Canal, and all the governmental power
in and over said canal zone and its appurtenant territory, which by virtue of the actf:
of Congress approved April 28, 1904, and these instructions, shall be vested in said.: '
Isthmian Canal Commission," shall be carried on or exercised under your supervision.
and direction as Secretary of War.
Subject to the limitations of law and the conditions herein contained,'the Isthmia ":.;
Canal Commission are authorized and directed:
1. To make all needful rules and regulations for the government of the zone and
for the correct administration of the military, civil, and judicial affairs of its posses,
sions until the close of the Fifty-eighth Congress."
2. To establish a civil service for the government of the strip and construction i6
the Canal, appointments to which shall be secured as nearly as practicable by a meriit
system.' : .
3. To make or cause to be made all needful surveys, borings, designs, plans, atd
specifications of the engineering, hydraulic, and sanitary works required and to.
supervise the execution of the same.
4. To make and cause to be executed after due advertisement all necessary coo-
tracts for any and all kinds of. engineering and construction works.
5. .To acquire by purchase or through proper and uniform expropriation proceedl-
ings,'4 to be prescribed by the commission, any private lands or other real property:-.
whose ownership by the United States is essential to the excavation and cormpltion
of the Canal.'s
6. To make all needful rules and regulations respecting an economical and correct .
disbursement and an accounting for all funds that may be appropriated by Congrei .:
for the construction of the canal, its auxiliary works, and the government of the taaudl
zone; and also to establish a proper and comprehensive system of bookkeeping, showi-,
ing the state of the work, the expenditures by classes, and the amounts still available ''
7. To make requisition on the Secretary of War for funds needed from time to time
in the proper prosecution of the work and to designate the disbursing officers author-
ized to receipt for the same.
See notes under p. 19 hereof relative to life of the Commission,
In pursuance of these instructions the Comrnission enacted twenty-four acts which were ter
assembled and published in the volume known as the "Laws of the Canal Zone;" the Civil Codeand Cd ea
of Civil Procedureof the Republic of Panama, continued in force by paragraph 7 hereof, were trabat...
into English; various municipal ordinances and regulations of the Board of Health were also adopted.
The authority of the Commission to legislate ceased on Mar. 3, 1905, but in view of certain resolution .
adopted by the Commission after that period, the Executive Order of Feb. 28, 1907, ., 57, confir edaU.
acts and resolutions of the Commission passed since Mar. 4, 1905, in so far as they effected chan i -
the laws of the Canal Zone. By Executive Order of Mar. 13, 1907, sec. 7, p. 62, the Comminsi~ioa
again authorized, with approval of the Secretary of War. to enact ordinances regulating police. isT.a- _
tion, and taxes, and any other matters regulated by ordinance, and to repeal existing ordnalq. .j
Under this authority various ordinances were enacted which will be published in the reprit.of ,t.I I .
ume of the "Laws of the Canal Zone."
I Classification of the Isthmian Canal Commission service provided by the Executive Order Vgo.i
15. 1904, p. 28.
,4 Expropriation proceedings provided by Act No. 6 of the Isthmian Canal Commission aof
27, 1904 (L. C. Z. 30), as amended by Act No. 21 of the Isthmian Canal Commission of'Feb. 28, I i
(L. C. Z. 249).
's See notes under Art. VI, Hay-Varilla Treaty (T. & A. 18) relative to Joint Commission. See ao
sec. 3. Panama Canal Act (T. & A. 79), authorizing the President to declare by Executive Odert
land and land under water within the Canal Zone is necessary for Canal purposes, and Exetttive
,of Dec. 5, 1912, p. 132, issued under that authority.
"* Provided by Act No. 8 of the Commission, as amended by Act No. 20 (L. C; Z. 61) relatsfl t
treasurer and auditor. See also Executive Order of Aug. 15, 1907, p. 68, reorganizing Actia$.
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EXECUTIVE ORDERS RELATING TO PANAMA CANAL 23

The inhabitants of the Isthmian Canal Zone are entitled to security in their persons,
Property, and religion, and in alltheir private rights and relations. They should
be so informed by public announcement.'7 The people should be disturbed as little
: v poossible in their customs and avocations that are in harmony with principlesof well
ordered and decent living.
The municipal laws of the canal zone are to be administered by the ordinary tri-
bunals substantially as they were before the change. Police magistrates and justices
"of the peace and other officers discharging duties usually devolving upon these officers
of the law will be continued in office if they are suitable persons. The governor of the
sone, subject to approval of the commission, is authorized to appoint temporarily a
judge for the canal zone, who-Ahall have the authority equivalent to that usually
S- exercised in Latin countries by a judge of a court of first instance, but the Isthmian
SCanal Commission shall fix his salary and may legislate respecting his powers and
Authority, increasing or diminishing them in their discretion, and also making pro-
i: vision for additional or appellate judges, should the public interest require.'8
'. The laws of the land, with which the inhabitants are familiar, and which were in
force on February 26, 1904, will continue in force in the canal zone and in other places
S. on the isthmus over which the United States has jurisdiction until altered or annulled
Sby the said commission,1' but there are certain great principles of government which
Shave been made the basis of an existence as a nation which we deem essential to the
rule of law and the maintenance of order, and which shall have force in said zone.
-The principles referred to may be generally stated as follows:
S That no person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of
.law; that private property shall not be taken for public use without just compensa-
"'tion; that in all criminal prosecutions the accused shall enjoy the right of a speedy
r and public trial," to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation, to be con-
Sfronted with the witnesses against him, to haie compulsory process for obtaining wit-
i. nesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense; that excessive
bail hall not be required nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel or unusual punishment
inflicted; that no person shall be put twice in jeopardy for the same offense, or be
..compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself; that the right to be
ecure against unreasonable searches and seizures shall not be violated; that neither
slavery nor involuntary servitude shall exist except as a punishment for crime; that
S: no bill of attainder or ex post facto law shall be passed; that no law shall be passed
abridging the freedom of speech or of the press, or of the rights of the people to peace-
ably assemble and petition the government for a.redress of grievances; that no law
S. shall be made respecting the establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise
Thereof: Provided, however, that the commission shall have power to exclude from
S".time to time from the canal zone and other places on the isthmus, over which the
; United States has jurisdiction, persons of the following classes who were not actually
: domiciled within the zone on the 26th day of February, 1904, viz: Idiots, the insane,
S:epileptics, paupers, criminals, professional beggars, persons afflicted with loathsome
Sor dangerous contagious diseases; those who have been convicted of felony, anarch-
i':ts, those whose purpose it is to incite insurrection and others whose presence it is
S-believed by thecommission would tend to create public disorder, endanger the public
health, or in any manner impede the prosecution of the work of opening the canal,
.,.and may cause any and all such newly-arrived persons or those alien to the zone to be
expelled and deported from the territory controlled by the United States, and the

S;: Made by the Governor of the Canal Zone on May 19, 1904 (see Ann. Rept. 1904, p. 78).
|:" Jundiciat1.,orgaufzed by Act No. 1 of Commission. Aug. 16, 1904 (L. C. Z. 9); Department of
r"jfce created by adtNo. 8of Sept. 2, 1904 (L. C. Z. 61). Act No. 5 of Aug. 22. 1904 (L. C. Z. 29),
'...tinued alcaldes in office until organization of municipal courts. Municipal governments in the
|.Ag e Zone were organized under act No. 7 of the Commission on Sept. 1, 1904, effective Nov. 1.
.0',.4.Act No. 1 as it appears on p. 37 of the volume of Laws of the Canal.Zone reads as amended
: act No 18 of Oct. 24, 1904. On Mar. 13, 1907. an Executive Order effective Apr. 15. 1907, was
:.nied (see p. 60), dividing the Canal Zone into four administrative districts, and, abolishing the
I alipalities. Under the latter order the tax collector discharged the duties of the former municipal
I :ttnera d"board of assessor--all municipal offices were abolished. Each administrative district had
t.I ict judge, who exercised all the authority formerly exercised by the municipal judges. See
Canal Act provision for continuing the courts above mentioned until establishment of courts
I;i". e Cde of Civil Procedure of Panama continued in force until the Code of Civil Procedure of the
i s.". o..t ipto.effect on May 1, 1907. as provided, by the Executive Order of Mar. 22, 1907.
... :: l.ClCpe."C of Panama is still in force in the Canal Zone, as well as to some extent the Code
ma. See Reports of Supreme Court of Canal Zone. vol. 2, Chong w. Chong. p.
SIm apqtrick v. Railroad, p. Ill, for interpretation of this provision of the President's Order.
pe,:c Ib uc. iveOrdenr.of Feb.6.,,190o p. 76. and June 30, 1913, p. 149. relating to trials By jury.













otner places, ana tne sai power snan include tne enactment ot tesamitaryA ,
of a preventive or curative character to be enforced in the cities of.Co1nles aN ln.....
and which are contemplated and authorized by Article 7 of said Canal Co ..
Such legislative power shall also include the power to raise ad appdopiate
in said zone;U and all taxes, judicial fines, customs duties.and othervetibw
and collected in said zone by or under the authority, of said commission sha
trained, accounted for, and disbursed by said commission for its proper
The members of said commission to the number of four or more shall csti
legislative quorum, and all rules and regulations passed and enacted by said eiia inn
sion shall have set forth as a caption that they ate enacted by the- Isthimaia.e
Commission "By authority of the President of the United States." '.
The commission shall hold its regularly quarterly meetings at the office of the..
mission either in Panama or at a branch office in Washington, and special m
may be held at the pleasure of the commission. .
All laws, rules, and regulations of a governmental character enacted by the. .d .t:: .i
mission hereunder shall be submitted to you for your approval, and should your -i..:i*:1"
proval be withheld from any such law,. rule, or regulation, then from that tiie'Ctime t i
law, rule, or regulation shall thereafter have no force or effect. *.
Major General George W. Davis, U. S. Army (retired), a member of the Can" ::i
Commission, is hereby appointed governor of the Isthmian Canal Zoneaie He w proceed at once to the Isthmus of Panana. He will in my name, as the chief esecut~fre*,il..i:
in the canal zone, for and on behalf of the United States, see that the laws are faithf~. lty" :
executed and will maintain possession of said territory, including the pnblic lan ^'; :
therein and the property real and movable on the Isthmus of Panama, except that4#
the Panama Railroad, that has recently been acquired from the Republic of PanaOai$:w ;i,
He is hereby vested with the power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses agai ; >|
the rules, regulations; and laws in force by virtue of action of the comm aisson- or n, by
virtue of the clause hereof continuing in force the laws of Panama.' In case oa li( ;
disability or absence from the canal zone at any time, the Isthmian Canal Comimiseild: ,:,
is empowered to designate the person or persons to act as governor during such absecal:
or disability. Except as herein prescribed the duties of the governor shall be fjwe::d:
by legislation of the Canal Commission.
For the preservation of order and protecting the property of the Unite4 Stats~ .97
within or without said zone as provided by Article 1 of the Canal Convention, .szi;i:
adequate police force shall be maintained.'* If at any time there shall arise necerssita t
for military or naval assistance the governor shall, if possible, promptly notify y."igia;
Resolution of the Commission of Feb. 20, 1905, p. 373, Minutes of Cominusion. directs the "o i ,'
of the Canal Zone to enforce the requirements of this proviso, as the etecutive officer of the Cotl..:
sion; that resolution was amended by resolution of the Commission of Jan. 21; 1907, p. 15~.67. imti.'..g
of Commission, to permit the Department of Labor, Quarters, and Subsistence to deport. sick. peri."
certified by the Chief Sanitary Officer; and resolution of Apr. 24. 1907, transferred the above a'T.. St !.::
from the Governor to the Chairman. Governor's Circular No. 619, of Apr. 1, 1914. authosi: i!L,.
Chief Health Officer to certify for deportation from the Canal Zone employees known to be hcJlrosWi lI.
sick and incapacitated for further work, provided such persons voluntarily consent to.deport I j;i
See Executive Order of Feb. 6, 1917, p. 220, providing for exclusion of undesirables, and r~itpeag ;;::
laws and orders in conflict therewith. See also Executive Order of Sept. 25, 1913, p. 15 :p1f ,: i:;:
for punishment of deported persons who return to the Canal Zone.
"' Sanitary rules and regulations for the cities of Panama and Colon are published in a l .U.;,s..:'
pamphlet. See Acts Nos. 8 and 9 of the Commission (L. C. Z.). and notes thereunder. refatin ..loEMhJ ,,
tary rules for the Canal Zone. These have also been published in pamphlet form, together wltfrn'i :
nances of the Board of Health. ,..
33 Customs service organized by Executive Order of June 24. 1904, p. 26, which was aubstitt:Ste:.
Executive Order of Dec. 28, 1904, p. 32. See also act No. 8 of the Commisgion (L. C. Z. 61), d-
a Department of Revenues, consisting of Customs Service, Internal RevenueService. as aad : P;
ice. Said act No. 8 was amended by act No. 23 of the Commission (L. C. Z253) .
4 The authority of the Governor or Chief Executive of the Canal Zone was later restesi.i. i :c .;.:":
man of the lathmian Canal Commission by Executive Order of Apr. 2, 1907, p..65.,
Ss The Governor arrived at Colon on May 17. 1904, and on May 19 ainounceM to te.athe
the land ceded by the Republic of Panama for canal purposes that the territory had bee si. i
the United-tates, and that he assumed the temporarX government over the same, actingor
name of the President of the United States.
** Executive Order of July 30, 1909, p. 90, provides for good-time. ladwanfin for
Canal Zone Penitentiary. See also Executive Order of May 13.1914; p. l74..tt ipoedw:lit''.
of The Panama Canal to grant pardons and ieprieves, to commute sentenes. to establ ih at
tem., and other regulations affecting the welfare of pris oner. .
f Department of Police and Prisons created by act No. 8 i Cotmisin (L.. Z,~~ '1 Ai S
tiary was established by act No. 12 of Commission (L. C. E. 90). *';ii



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4 he~viint of a sudden exigepcy the governor may call upon any available mili-
Jo' ai~bfG c eof the UnitedeStates to render assistance, and the same shall be
Sitely furnished .a
.aacturiof first importance that the most approved and effective methods and
aR:kn]wh to sanitary science be adopted in order that the health conditions
'~iBlusl may be improved. It is the belief of those who have noted the suc-
fiiie&ults secured by our Army in Cuba in the obliteration of yellow fever in that
'91 tiseat it is entirely feasible to banish the diseases that have heretofore caused
it -mitality on the isthmus, or at least to improve as greatly the health conditions
4 sn .in Cuba and Porto Rico. I desire that every possible effort be made to
temiJra officers and workmen from the dangers of tropical and other diseases,
r in juthe..past. have been so prevalenirand destructive in Panama.
i :t~;ea Admiral John G. Walker, U. S. Navy (retired), and Colonel Frank J. Hecker,
&iMsihers.:'of the Isthmian Canal Commission, are hereby designated as members of ,
i.;; inji t cEnmmission -provided for by Articles 6 and 15 of the Canal Convention. 3
ii.tl;einnoioiety of the necessary expenses of the commission to be created in pursuance
iol Articlesi4 and 15 of the above-cited Canal Convention will be defrayed from the
p;prtprfiation applicable to the ship canal to connect the waters of the Atlantic and
ji:ScSifc oceans.
i.:-The.Isthmian Canal Commission will prepare for Congress and place in your hands
e!:....or before-December lof each year31 a full and complete report of all their acts and
of~ theoeperations conducted by them in respect to the canal construction and the
i *".government of the canal zone. These reports will contain a detailed account of all
:iMi:oneys received and disbursed in the performance of their duties and of the progress
SIMiade in the construction of the canal.
;k: i'The. necessary expenses incurred by the commission in carrying on the government
tIf:ithec.anal zone will be defrayed from the local revenues so far as the said revenues
p..y:'ipay.be sufficient'and the remainder will be met from the appropriation made by the
;. ifth section of the act of Congress approved June 28, 1902.32 An estimate of the
r i6psed expenditures and revenues for each year in carrying on the government of
!. ...the one will be submitted to Congress at the beginning of each annual session.
i. ;: By Virtue of the ownership by the United States of about sixty-nine seventieths of
hiie shares of the capital stock of the Panama Railroad the general policy of the man-
:fers of said road will be controlled by the United States. As soon as practicable I
.desire that all the members of the Isthmian Canal Commission be elected to the board
efAdirect6os of the road, and that the policy of.the road be completely harmonized
h -ith. the policy of the Government of making it an adjunct to the construction of the
C4. xia at the same time fulfilling the purpose for which it was constructed as a route
. : comereiai thovement across the Isthmus of Panama. If any contracts or other
ri bligations.low qut)sist between the railway company and other transportation com-
.sanjies thatare not in accord with sound public policy, then such contracts must be
It'tniunated as soonzas it is possible to effect that object.s4
'i salary qr per diem allowance of compensation in addition to the stated salary 3s
'.5ipet diem allowance of the members of the Isthmian Canal Commission will be
owedte~ atny.member of the commission by reason of his services in connection with
:iecilgoverhnent of the canal zone, or his membership of any board or commission
ple. i ht i or connected with the construction of the canal or by reason of his serv-
igtg police or director of the Panama Railroad.
:iwe now be in force within the canal zone any franchise granting to ahy person
sa privilege to maintain lotteries or hold lottery drawing or other gambling
M4si ad devesa of6 a character forbidden by the laws of the United States, or if
iBrnte of any such privilege has now the right to sell lottery tickets or similar
a~e.. fs3,Panama Canal Act (T. &A. 79), providing for control of Canal by Army officer in time
i4,'t .t iLof-HBalth related by act No.8 of Commission (L. C. Z. 61). See notes under p. 24
SKting to sanitaryrulea and regulations.
tealR forts for years 90M 1s05. and 1906 were submitted as of Dec. 1, but all reports of fol-
by cflar -eai
Sl'P a atia An T. & A. 79) provides that the Canal .Zone is to be held, treated, and
S~uiwhdt to the ?awnm* Canqt
s.aE J9a 1 .903~ p,3 ai tpinted Jomph I: Brietow special Panama Railroad
wt0ipw' tkvgation for:the purpose of determining the best policy to be puthred In
tof the ranamaNAliroaa Coinlpdy. 'His .re rt, submitted to the Secretary of War on
4f* iVibo1f anam*olunimeiby the Comnml sion.
Y f a sder M~tar. ,1, 1,. 20ao2%isin. to compensation of Commissioners.

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26 EXECUTIVE ORDERS RELATING TO PANAMA CANAL

devices to facilitate the business of the concessionaire, the commission shall etfas 4:
laws annulling the privileges or concessions and punishing future exercise of the a :p ;
by imprisonment or fine, or both.?6 '
These instructions may be modified and supplemented as occasion shall arise.3* ;' i
Very respectfully,
THEODORE RooSEVLT:.
WILLIAM H. TAFT,
Secretary of War..
; :,. ',; '. .
Order of the Secretary of War, June 24, 1904. Establishment and administration of customs gervioe
in the Canal Zone.r,
WAR DEPARTMENT,
Washington, June 24, 1904.
To the CHAIRMAN OF THE ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION: '
By direction of the President it is ordered:-
SECTION 1. The territory of the Canal Zone of the Isthmus of Panama is hereby ,
declared open to the commerce of all friendly nations. All articles, goods, and wares,.
not included in the prohibited list, entering at the established customs ports, wil bhe
admitted upon payment of such customs duties and other charges as are in force at .9
the time and place of their importation.
SECTION 2. For the purposes of customs administration in said Canal Zone, there
are hereby established two collection districts as follows:
First: The District of Ancon, comprising the southern half of said Canal Zbne
more particularly described as follows:
The port of entry in said district shall be Ancon.
Second. The District of Crystobal,* comprising the northern half of said Canal
Zone more particularly described as follows:
The port of entry in said district shall be Crystobal.*
SECTION 3. There is hereby created and shall be maintained in the government of.
the Canal Zone a subdivision of the executive branch to be known as the Customs
Service: the general duties, powers and jurisdiction of the Customs Service shall be
to administer the customs laws and tariff regulations in force in said Zone. The
Governor of the Canal Zone shall be the head of the Customs Service. There shall be.
a Collector of Customs for each Collection District, who shall receive an annual salary
of two thousand five hundred dollars in gold, payable in monthly installments.
It shall be the duty of the Collector to collect all revenues derived from the enforce-
ment of the customs laws and tariff regulations in the District subject to his juris-
diction, and to perform such other service in the administration of such laws as is
ordinarily performed by a Collector of Customs or as he may be required to perform
by the Governor of the Canal Zone. The Collector of Customs shall be appointed by :
the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Isthmian Commission. The Gov-
ernor of the Canal Zone is hereby authorized to appoint and fix the compensation'of
Deputy Collectors, Surveyors of.Customs and such other subordinates and employees
as may be necessary for the efficient administration of the Customs laws and Service.
SECTION 4. The Governor of the Canal Zone is hereby authorized and empowered
to prescribe and enforce rules and regulations for the administration of the Customs
laws and Service of said Zone, and report the same to the Chairman of the ComnriA- :
sion and said rules and regulations shall have the force and effect of law until annulled
or modified by legislative act of the Isthmian Canal Commission or other competent"
authority.
SECTION 5. Until otherwise provided by competent authority, duties on importS-
tion into the Canal Zone are to be levied in conformity with such duties as Congress;
has imposed upon foreign merchandise imported into other ports of the United Statel.
SECTION 6. Goods or merchandise entering the Canal Zone from ports of t"e
United States or Insular possessions of the United States shall be admitted on the
same terms as at the ports of the States of this Union.
Should read Cristobal.
6" Act No. 3 of the Commission of Aug. 22. 1904 (L. C. Z. 23) provides for suppression of lotteries and
similar enterprises. See also act No. 4 of same date, prohibiting gambling. In the case of Canal tne
v. Christian. p. 1, vol. 1. Sup. Ct. Repts. of C. Z.. the court held the aforesaid act No. 4 to beUa id
and in accordance with the treaty, although gambling within the Zone was covered by a conessidu
the Republic of Panama, and the concessionaire violated a valid law when he operated a roulett te
within the Canal Zone.
as See notes under page 19 hereof relative to several changes in organization of the Coamission, :
3 Revoked by Executive Order of Dec. 16. 1904. p. 32. and substituted by Executive Order a. D
28, 1904, p. 32. See also Taft Agreement, p. 29.

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:"i,: *i. SCTION~ 7... All goods or merchandise, whether free or; dutiable, entering the Canal
Zone by water, by rail or otherwise, for transportation across said Zone must be
e: entered d at the Customs House of the Collection District wherein the point of entrance
Si situated. Violation of this requirement shall subject the goods to seizure and for-
f:: f.eiture by the Customs officials.
SECTION 8. The Governor of the Canal Zone is authorized to enter and carry out an
agreement t with the President of the Republic of Panama for cooperation between
S.theCustoms Service of the Canal Zone and that of the Republic of Panama to protect
h.. .he customs revenues of both governments and to prevnt frauds and smuggling.
.. SECTION 9. The Governor of the Canal Zone is hereby authorized to enter upon
ii.: negotiations and make a tentative agreement with the President of the Republic of
Panama respecting reciprocal trade relations between the territory and inhabitants
of. f the Canal Zone and appurtenant territory and the Republic of Panama; also a
readjustment of customs duties and tariff regulations so as to secure uniformity of
:; rates and privileges and avoid the disadvantages resulting from different schedules,
.duties, and'administrative measures in limited territory subject to the same con-
ditions and not separated by natural obstacles. The Governor shall report as to such
negotiations and proposed agreement to the Chairman of the Isthmian Canal Com-
Smission, for submission and consideration by the Commission and such action by
competent.authority as may be necessary to render said agreement effective in the
SCanal Zone.
This order will be proclaimed and enforced in the Canal Zone at Panama.
WM. H. TAFT,
Secrelary of War.

Order of the Secretary of War, June 24, 1904, establishing postal service in the Canal Zone.
S" WAR DEPARTMENT,
Washington, June 24, 1904.
To the CHAIRMAN OF THE ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION:
SSIR: The necessities of the inhabitants and the due administration of the affairs
of government in the Canal Zone at Panama require the establishment of post-offices
Sdrl postal service in that territory.9
It is therefore ordered: That a Post-Office be established in each of the following
Named towns of the Canal Zone, to wit: Crystobal, Gatun, Boheo,* Gorgqna, Baa
Obispo, Empire, Culebra, La Boca, and Ancon.
:The post-offices at Crystobal and Ancon shall be money order offices.
: TheGovernor of the Canal Zone is hereby authorized to appoint postmasters for the
V *post-flices herein established and fix the compensation therefore, subject to the
I: approval of the Isthmian Canal Commission.
: The Governor of the Canal Zone is directed to formulate a plan for a practical and
' efficient postal service in said Canal Zone, and including such measures and provisions
";'of the: postal service of the United States as are not inapplicable to the conditions of
S:law and.fact existing in the Canial Zone, and to report said plan to the Chairman of the
>.sthniap Canal Commission for such action as the discretion of the Commission
V shall approve.4
,:..Pending the establishment of the postal service by act of the Commission or other
;competent authority, the Governor of the Canal Zone is hereby authorized to es-
;.JJlish post offices at such additional places in the Canal Zone as in his judgment the
trem.ts of the public require, and to appoint postmasters therefore and fix their com-
:ensation, subject to the, approval or other action thereon by the Isthmian Canal
n=ission.
tibThe Governor of the Canal Zone is also authorized to adopt and enforce such tem-
C ;! r rules, regulations, provisions, and requirements as may be necessary to secure
ctical and efficient postal service in said Canal Zone; and to employ such tem-
r.assistants and employees as the exigencies of the service require.
0y direction of the President:
.. Wm. H. TAFT,
.. Secretary of War.
K Bohia. BO W
I modified amzdAupplemented by sec. 7. Executive Order of Dec. 3, 1904 (Taft Agreement),
l* j g'itvie heated by act No. 8 of Commission of Sept. 2, 1904, sees. 42-44 (L. C.Z.
vwitatenm was tablhed by Executive Order of Sept. 8, 1911, p. 117, but sante
ethe Wectie Orr of Sept. 5, 1914., p. 199, waich, however. provided for money-
de thoult payment of afee.
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CLASSIFICATION OF THE ISTHMIAN CANAL.- COMaISS!Wi .: '.' ."

In exercise of the power tested in the President' by section 1753 d the
Statutes and acts amendatory thereof:
It is ordered, That the Isthmian Canal Conimission be .6cip fied a i4
service act and rules applied thereto, and that no person be hereafte::
played, promoted, or transferred in the service of said Commission unless he
examination in conformity therewith, unless specificallyy e.eptedi
This order shall apply to all officers arid employees, except persons emnplye
as laborers, persons whose appointments are confirmed by the Senate, and
detailed frofn the Army. ...*
The officers and employees included within the provisions of this ordeC are.g i
arranged in classes according to annual salary or compensatio~pas foltowIb. .' .
(A) Les'than $720. (2) $1,400 or morePand leis than $ A... :,
(B) $720 or more and less than $840. (3) $1,600 or more and less th i 9lJs r:.';
(C) $840 or more and less than $900. (4) $1,800 or more and less than 2;lq f". i
(D) $900 or more and less than $1.000. (5) $2.000 or more and legs than $23500;::..
(E) 1,00Gor more and lesa than $1.200. (6) $2,500 or more.
(1) 31,200 or more and less than $1,400.


In connection with this order of classification the President issued the o
Executive order defining the positions which may be filled without cosa
examination under the civil-service rules:


i ::. 9ia


I i%
U.., li


EXECUTIVE ORDER. -


.' Schedule A of the civil-service rules42 is here
of a new section, reading:


VIIT.-ISTHMIAN CANAL


1. Secretary.
2. Assistant Secretary.
3. Executive Secretary to the Governor of the
Canal Zone.
4. Chief Clerk.
5. Treasurer.
6. One Deputy Treasurer.
7. One Chief of Materials and Supplies.
8. Auditor.
9. Two deputy auditors.
10. One Disbursing Officer for the Canal Zone.
11. One Collector of Revenue.
12. Chief Engineer of the Commission.
13. Division engineers as hereinafter to be provi-
j-J ,rf_


>y amended by adding at the'envit


COMMISSION. .

Resident engineers as hereinafte ~t Bhi 4
vided for. : ....i
Hospital attendants other than Maars' i
clerical force.
Chief Sanitary Officer. :"".:"
Assistant Sanitary officers as hereinafteI
provided for. ,
Director of Hospitals.
Superintendents of canal hosftais. t
each hospital. .'*
Chief Quarantine Officer. :. :.i
Two assistant quarantine office t:
Sanitary officer at Colon. ," ';
Sanitary officer at Panama. ...


ced ior. .
The number of division engineers, resident engineers, and assistant saiitarya
shall be agreed upon between the Isthmian Canal Commission and the CivIrSt
Commission at the end of one year from the date of this order.
The Isthmian Canal Commission is to furnish the Civil Service Cq n
semi-annually, on the first days of December and June, with statements of t:iiti
of those employed as hospital attendants, as above set forth, during the preceafi
months, with a general statement of the duties of each of them. .


There are numerous Executive Orders following this order on this subject, which c l e
listed in the table of contents. See also Executive Order of Feb. 2, 1914. p. 158, prowvdingatcio
of employment for the permanent force for The Panama Canal.
z, Schedule A is a list of the classified positions excepted from examination under Rale II, A
which is as follows: "
"3: Appointments to the excepted positions named in Schedule A of these rule& may be adeI
examination or upon noncompetitive examination; but the proper appointig dfficeE.ma. r s
position as competitive positions are filled, in which case the persuan a epoflitedll lm a
of a competitive employee." "'..:




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'ir s:drof the &Scqtary of War, Dec.,3..1904. Importation into the Canal Zone.
t. AFT AGREEMENT.
A ''i': 1S t '.
SPANAMA, December 3, 1904.
y direction of the President, it is ordered that, subject to the action of the Fifty-
i h:ii Congress as contemplated by the act of Congress,-approved April 28, 1904:
,i'SECON 1. No importation of goods, wares, and merchandise shall be entered at
I:al j or Cristobal the terminal ports of the Canal, except such goods, wares, and
ierhandise as are described in Article XIII of the treaty between the Republic of
s nanra.and the United.States the ratifications of which were exchanged on the 26th
S=-i.qIqf Februnary, 1904 4 and except goods, wares, and merchandise in transit across
. i'l thirus for a destination without the limits of said isthmus, and except coal
r.':' u^de inineral oil for fuel purposes to be sold at Ancon or Cristobal to sea-going
:. i e; ,said coal and oil to be admitted to those ports free of duties for said pur-
,de~ Prd dhoweveer, That this order shall be inoperative, first, unless the Republic
lfPtfnamna shall reducethe ad valorem duty on imported articles described in class 2
f the.aetiof'the National Convention of Panama passed July 5, 1904, and taking
Effect October 12, 1904, from fifteen per centum to ten per centum and shall not in-
i' -ease'the rates of duty on the imported articles described in the other schedules
Sof said act except on all forms of imported wines, liquors, alcohol, and opium on which
Sthe -Republic may fix higher rates; 45 second, unless article 38 of the Constitution of the
1i%; Rpublic of Panama as modified by article 146 thereof shall remain in full force and
wa changed so far as the importation and sale of all' kinds of merchandise are con-
: cerned; third, unless the consular fees and charges of the Republic of Panama in
r. respect to entry'of all vessels and importations into said ports of Panama and Colon
shalbereduced to sixty per cent of the rates now in force; and, fourth, unless goods
t imported into the ports of Panama and Colon consigned to or destined for any part of
. the Canal Zone-shall not be subjected in the Republic of Panama to any other direct
or : indirect impost or tax.whatever.
i, SEC. 2. In view of the proximity of the port of Ancon to the port of Panama, and
the port of Cristobal to.the port of Colon, the proper customs or port official of the
Canal Zone shall, when not inconsistent with the interests of the United States, at the
P" instance of the proper authority of the Republic of Panama, permit any vessel, en-
: .tered at or cleared from the ports of Panama and Colon, together with its cargo and
I passengers, under suitable regulations for the transit of the imported merchandise
and passengers toand from the territory of the Republic of Panama, to use and enjoy
t, he dockage and other facilities of the ports of Ancon and Cristobal respectively upon
pWye:, et of proper dockage dues to the owners of said docks:
P -. Proided however, That reciprocal privileges as to dockage and other facilities at
Panama and:Coloni together with suitable arrangement for transit of imported mer-
i. chandise and passengers to and from the territory of the Canal Zone, shall be granted
-:by -the authorities of the Republic of Panama, when not inconsistent with its interests,
p to any vessel, together with its cargo and passengers entered at or cleared from the
iport o.f Ancon-anld Cristobal:. Provided, however, That nothing herein contained shall
i:-ffect the complete administrative, police, and judicial jurisdiction of the two govern-
b': etnts over their respective ports and harbors, except as hereinafter provided in sec-
j tiot. 6.
:",Pro id d., also, That vessels entering or clearing at the port of Panama shall have
:i:e Absolu:te right freely to anchor and lade and discharge their cargoes by lighterage
and to Panama at the usual anchorage in the neighborhood of the islands of
',Flamenco, Naos, and'Culebra though included in the harbor of Ancon under
pr viimonal delimitation as- amended under section 5 hereafter, and to use the
ats of said harbor for all lawful commercial purposes.
Si. 3 All manifests and invoices and other documents in respect to vessels dr
c~ e cleared or.consigned for- or from the ports of Panama and Colon shall, as
6o be made-by the.officials of the Republic of Panama. All manifests, in-
M:da other documents in respect to the vessels and cargoes cleared or consigned
or from the ports of Ancon or Cristobal shall be made by officials of the United

.tA.15. ..
tModi .bx&bg ctive Order of Dec. 6, 1904,. p 31. See also Executie Order of Jan. 7,
~tat wRillbe classed under Art. XIII of the Hay-VarilIa Treaty, who may secure
p nvo substituted by proviso of Executive Oler of Jan. 5, 19J1, p. 103.






30 'EXECUTIVE ORDERS RELATING TO PANAMA Ai 'iM

SEc. 4.. No import duties, tolls, or charges of any kind whatsoever shall be *ipw 4t
by the authorities of the Canal Zone upon goods, wares, and merchandise imp t
or upon persons passing from the territory of the Republic of Panama into the a, -
Zone, and section 5 of the Executive Order of June 24, 1904,46 providing that dut&i :a" ":'"
importations into the Canal Zone are to be levied in conformity with such duties'l j
Congress has imposed' upon foreign merchandise imported into ports of the UMi6"i, r
States is hereby revoked, but this order shall be inoperative unless the authorities": !
the Republic of Panama shall grant by proper order reciprocal free importation.aj.I
goods, wares, and merchandise and free passage of persons from the territory of ti"iti
Canal Zone into that of the Republic of Panama.
SEC. 5. The provisions of this order also shall not be operative except upon t"':t'
condition that the delimitation of the cities and harbors of Colon and Panama, sigit;e.:'"
on the 15th of June, 1904,4 by the proper representatives of the governments of their "
Republic of Panama and of the Canal Zone, shall be provisionally, enforced, anti'i::I !
while the same shall remain in force with the consent of both parties thereto, the p :.".
visional delimitation shall include not only the terms set forth in the writing thereoF4"..
but also the following, viz.: That the harbor of Panama shall include the nmaritimer ': ;
waters in front of said city to the south and east thereof, extending three marine'llesri:'.::'
from mean low-water mark, except the maritime waters lying westerly of a line drawn''::,
from a stake or post set on Punta Mala through the middle island of the three island
known as Las Tres Hermanas, and extending three marine miles from mean low-watert...
mark on Punta Mala, which waters shall be considered in the harbor of Ancon.
SEC. 6. This order also shall be inoperative unless the proper governmental .au-t" ::i
thorities of the Republic of Panama shall grant power to the authorities of the Canal':'' 'i
Zone to exercise immediate and complete jurisdiction in matters of sanitation and:
quarantine,in the maritime waters of the ports of Panama and Colon.4*
SEC. 7. The Executive Order of June 24, 1904,4 concerning the establishment of:.:.
post-offices and postal service in the Canal Zone is modified and supplemented by their, :;
following provisions:
All mail matter carried in the territory of the Canal Zone to or through the Republi !:o ':::'
of Panama to the United States and to foreign countries shall bear the stamps of th : "0
Republic of Panama properly crossed by a printed mark of the Canal Zone Goverxa-:' :.. .
ment, and at rates the same as those imposed by the Government of the United States .
upon its domestic and foreign mail matter, exactly as if the United States and the 6 .: '
Republic of Panama for this purpose were common territory. The authorities of the1.'kz. -'
Canal Zone shall purchase from the Republic of Panama such stamps as the authori- ."-
ties of the Canal Zone desire to use in the Canal Zone at forty per centum of their" .
face value;S0 but this order shall be inoperative unless the proper authorities of the;::: .::.
Republic of Panama shall by suitable arrangement with the postal authorities of the ...
United States provide for the transportation of mail matter between post-offices on
the Isthmus of Panama and post-offices in the United States at the same rates as are.
now charged for domestic postage in the United States, except all mail matter lawfully
franked and inclosed in the so-called penalty envelopes of the United States Govern-. "
ment concerning the public business of the United States, which shall be carried free,
both by the governments of Panama and. of the Canal Zone: Provided, however,
That the zone authorities may for the purpose of facilitating the transportation of::.. .
through mail between the zone and the United States in either direction inclose suc:
through mail properly stamped or lawfully franked in sealed mail pouches, which shai: .
not be opened by the authorities of the Republic of Panama in transit, on condittj :i:' .-
that the cost of transportation of such mail pouches shall be paid by the Zpne. Gov.-;.> .l
ernment. : .
SEC. 8. This order also shall not be operative unless the currency agreement made" :::.
Washington June 20, 1904, by the representatives of the Republic of Panama and tHid '!'..
Secretary of War of the United States, acting with the approval of the President oftq:i": ,:
United States, for the establishment of a gold standard of value in the Republic vfi;::'
Panama, and proper coinage shall be approved and put into execution by the Prei. ::: "'
dent of the Republic of Panama, pursuant to the authority conferred upon him 1,i:: ':
law of the Republic of Panama, No. 84, approved June 20, 1904, and unless the Prea .U; '
dent of the Republic of Panama, in order that the operation of the said currencyagrFee i'.,
SThat entire Order was revoked by Executive Order of Dec. 16. 1904, p. 32, and subesitutedj.":..
Executive Order of Dec. 28, 1904, p. 32.
The Davis Agreement, Ann. Rept. of 1904, pp. 80-81. See also Boundary Convention (T. S "~i "
25) : 'i .:
)* Granted by Decree No. 66 of President of Panama of Dec. 6, 1904. ..
p. 26.
a. Executive Order of Nov. 17, 1906, p. 54, authorizes expenditure of Canal Zone funds for purcie '.
of stamps from the Panama Government for surcharging for use in the Canal Zone.


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Sent in securing and maintaining a gold standard of value in the Republic of Panama
may npt be obstructed thereby, shall by virtue of his authority conferred by law No.
65, enacted by the National Assembly of Panama on June 6, 1904, abolish the tax of
..Je.per cent on gold coin exported from the Republic of Panama.
'SE. 9. Citizens of the Republic of Panama at any time residing in the Canal Zone
.ial have, so far as concerns the United States, entire freedom of voting at elections
held in the Republic of Panama and its provinces or municipalities at such places out-
sidewof the Canal Zone as may be fixed by the Republic, and under such conditions as
the Republic may determine; but nothing herein is to be construed as intending to
" limit the power of the Rep public to exclude or restrict the right of such citizens to vote
as it may be deemed judicious.
SEc. 10. The highway extending from the eastern limits of the city of Panama,
*as fixed in the above mentioned provisional delimitation agreement of June 10,
1.904, to the point still further to the eastward where the road to the "Savannas"
crosses the zone line (which is 5 miles to eastward of the center axis of the canal)
shall be repaired and maintained ii a serviceable condition at the cost and expense of
the authorities of the Canal Zone, and also in like manner the said road from the said
eastern limits of the city of Panama to the railroad bridge in the city of Panama
shall be repaired at the cost of the authorities of the Canal Zone; s but this order shall
not be operative unless the Republic of Panama shall waive its claim for compensation
Sfor the use in perpetuity of the municipal buildings located in the Canal Zone.
.' SaE. 11. The United States will construct, maintain, and conduct a hospital or
hospitals either in the Canal Zone or in the territory of the Republic, at its option,
Sfor the treatment of persons insane or afflicted with the disease of leprosy, and indigent
sick, and the United States will accept for treatment therein such persons of said
classes as the Republic may request; but this order shall not be operative, unless,
first, the Republic of Panama shall furnish without cost the requisite lands for said
purposes if the United States shall locate such hospital or hospitals in the territory
of the Republic; and, second, unless the Republic shall contribute and pay to the
United States a reasonable daily per capital charge in respect of each patient entering,
upon the.request of the Republic, to be fixed by the Secretary of War of the United
States.s'
SEC. 12. The operation of this Executive Order and its enforcement by officials
Sof the United States on the one. hand, or a compliance with and performance of the
conditions of its operation by the Republic of Panama and its officials on the other,
shall not be taken as a delimitation, definition, restriction, or rest rictive construction of
the rights of either party under the treaty between the United States and the Re-
Spublic of Panama.S
This order is to take effect on the 12th day of Deceniber, 1904.
SW,. H. TAFT,
; Secretary of War.


Order of the Secretary of War. Dec. 6, 1904. Importations into the Canal Zone.
PANAMA, December 6, 1904.
SECTION 1. Consignments of goods, wares, and merchandise which by virtue of
section 1 of the above mentioned order of December 3, 1904,s4 can not be entered for
importation at the ports of Ancon or Cristobal may nevertheless, at the option
of the consignor, if accompanied by the proper consular invoices of the consul of the
Republic of Panama at the port of consignment, be landed at Ancon or Cristobal,
.esptively, in transit to any part of the Canal Zone or the republic upon payment
if t re proper duties to the Republic of Panama, under suitable arrangements similar
to tjose provided fdr by section 2 of said order of December 3, 1904.
SBut.such goods, wares, and merchandise not accompanied by consular invoice of
tie. co'sul of the republic shall not be permitted to land at Ancon or Cristobal.
i: "Canal Zone relieved of duty to repair and maintain this road by Art. VIII of Boundary Convention
.C. &.A 25).
r.. Fied at 75 cents U. S. currency per day per capital by Executive Order of Feb. 27. 1908. p. 79.
See also Executive Order of May 10, 1911. p. 109, relating to the government of the insane asylum
for tbe Canal Zone..and Executive Order of the Governor of the Canal Zone of Sept. 23, 1905, relating
to the organization of Santo Tomas Hospital, Panama. and Governor's Circulars Nos. 623 and 623-1,
fat.suubject..
a.Sl. better of the President of Oct. 18, 1904 (Ann. Rept. of 1904. pp. 5-6), addressed to the Secretary
r, directing the Secretary of War. to visit the Isthmus, as a result of which visit the above Execu-
Order was issued by Mr. Taft at Panama. See also explanation of the terms of the order, as appears
ii:tAm. Rept. of 1904, pp. 7-12.
r.;** 17-21.











By direction of the President: Wa. TA":n
Wms. *E Tt:AM
SSecretary


Order of the Secretary of War, Dec. 16 1904, revoking order of June 24,1904 relativetoe
and administration of customs service in the Canal Zone. .
WAR DEnPAnRTMEN
Washington, Deco ader.|1 .
To the CHAIRMAN OF THE ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION: .
By direction of the President, the order of June 24,1904," relating to the esat
ment and administration of the customs service in the Canal Zon'e of the Istlbah
Panama, is hereby revoked.s6 :,i
WVu. H. TArr,
Secretary of W t.:


Order of the Secretary of War, Dec. 28, 1904. Establishment of cuatonia administration h tbe' i j.
Zone.. .?:
WAR DEPARTMENT ':
December ~ .:
SIR: By direction of the President, it is ordered that there shall be substititedfd i'.;i
the prder of June 25, 1904,"7 relating to the establishment and administration of ii,'.
customs service in the Canal Zone of the Isthmus of Panama, which was revoI'ce '
the order of December 16, 1904, the following
"SECTION 1. For the purpose of customs administration in the Canal Zone thiss;,
hereby established a customs district, which comprises all the lands and waterswit.:i::i
the control and jurisdiction of the United States on the Isthmus of Panaaii .4pA2tai ;
maritime waters contiguous to the shores of the.said Canal Zone extending to ~i$j ..
distance oi three marine miles from mean low-water mark, but not includingay-t:. .,
maritime waters that pertain to the harbors of the cities of Panama and.Colodi init
Republic of Panama, the harbors of which are sufficiently defined under the provisional :
agreement of delimitation signed by the"proper representatives of the governmen~ :t ;.
Panama and of the Canal Zone on the 15th day of June, as modified by the conselti, .
the parties in accordance with the description contained in section 5 of the Execgl a i
Order of December 3, 1904. .
"SEC. 2. There shall be two ports of entry in the Canal Zone, to wit: Ancon M.t
the Pacific terminus of the canal, and Cristobal, at the Atlantic terminus, at rih ..
goods, wares, and merchandise may be imported or exported and vessels may i;:
entered or cleared in accordance with the Executive Orders of December 3, f :
and December 6, 1904:s5
"SEC. 3. The subdivision of the executive branch of the Government of the "Gaajg
Zone, known as the Department of Revenues, shall include the administration ofti .
customs laws and tariff regulations in force in the said zone. The collector ofae i.nl :
who by act of the Isthmian Canal Commission is ex-officio the collector of custo.S1
shall receive the salary which may be allowed by law, and shall perform the .d4ti..'
of collector of customs as required by the laws now in force in the Canal ztaI t:
that may hereafter be enacted.
"SEC. 4. The deputy collectors and inspectors of customs, the health officers, .i
port captains at the ports of Ancon and Cristobal shall receive such compensaGim!l:
as may be allowed by law, and will perform their duties at said ports as.reqi.iU-e ,
the laws and regulations in force in the zone. :
ss p. 26.
0r Substituted by Executive Order of Dec. 28, 1904, p. 32. *
f Should read "June 24, [904."
a The provisions following were incorporated in act No. 23 of the Commission of Feb. 2!: :
(L. C. Z. 253), amending sec. 35 of act No. 8 of Commission (L. C. Z. 61). .
s p. 29 (Taft Agreement and amendment). See also act of Congress, relating to entry df npi
dise from Canal Zone to United States (T. & A. 35). :


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5. '-5The order of December 16, 1904, revoking the order of June 24, 1904,
itith'this order, shall be proclaimed in the Canal Zone, Isthmus of Panama,
hbe in force from the date of the promulgation.'
Vety respectfully,
WM. H. TAFT;
SSecretary of War.
iC i.AIRMAN ,OP TiE ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION,
:. Washington, D. C.


of the President, Dec. 8, 1904, waiving Uni;pd States citizenship of employees on the Isthmus.
T eqhurenets as to United States citizenship may be waived for applicants for
i ns' onthe Isthmus of Panama under such regulations as may be provided by
W: United States' Civil Service Commission.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
Trr 'I HousE, December 8, 1904.

: .id.er'of.the President, Jan. 5, 1905, amending civil-service rules applicable to the Commission.
i: Section VIII of Schedule A of the Civil Service Rules is hereby amended by adding
ite following-named positions:
S.Chief Justice and Judges of Supreme and Circuit Courts.
I: Clerks of the Supreme and Circuit Courts.
i. Marshals of the Supreme and Circuit Courts.
: Municpar Judges,
::...Occasional officers of courts,, such as referees, trustees, commissioners, and guard-
fis ad litem.
S'N otaries Public.
:I f ayors of Municipalities.
7- Municipal Secretaries.
.:: siessors of taxes. .
SOnie'Private Secretary to Governor of Canal Zone.
: 'Wa:dentand keeper of penitentiary at Gorgona.
O :ne chieff of Police.
Captains of Police.
Detectives.
::aortpporals and privates of police force.
I, '4l employees in mechanical trades or other skilled manual occupations who are
ppoi1 ed: locally upon the Isthmus of Panama.and whose compensation is four dcl-
f ,per diem or less or ohe hundred dollars per month or less while actually employed-
S'. THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
ri. HoU'ssE January 5, 1905.
... I

'yZ Orderova the Secretary of War. Jan. 7,1905. Entries of merchandise at ports of Canal Zone.'*
S.. AR DEPARTMENT,
Washington, D. C., January 7, 1905.
ctioof the. President, it is hereby ordered that-
t ..T title goods, wares, and merchandise to entry at Ancon and Cristobal, the
ina'p of the Isthmian Canal, Canal Zone, Isthmus of Panama, it is necessary
'be established by the certificate of a member of the Isthmian Canal Commis-
:oref the-chief engineer of the Isthmian Canal Commission, or of the chief of the
wnti of Material and Supplies, that said goods, wares, and merchandise are
Sand convenieiit for the construction of the Isthmian Canal or for the use-
a.numption of.certain officers and employeesin the service of the United States
SthejcGvernment of-the Canal Zone and their families, stationed on the Isth-
*paa, and are to be devoted to that purpose exclusively.6
certi'ates& above required shall be granted only when the goods, wares, and
set bie certified 'are (1) the property, including live stock and forage, of or
rliact of purchase by the United States-and intended for use in the work of
VIII, Hay-Varila Tteaty (T. & A. 18) and Executive Order of Dec. 3, 1904 (Taft Agree-
"iuat! 613 series o r drcitrs relate to free entry of freight, express, and parcel post shipments..'






34 EXECUTIVE ORDERS RELATING TO PANAMA CANAL

constructing the canal or the sanitation of the Isthmus; or for the service of. th..
Government of the Canal Zone: (2) the property, including live stock and forag~ew: i-
or under contract of purchase by a contractor with the United States or the GGovetR
ment of the Canal Zone for work on the construction of the Isthmian Canal, theotal-i-:
tation of the Isthmus of Panama, provided that any goods, wares, or merchantdi4
that are to be offered for sale by any contractor to his employees or otherwise shallti*pt
be entitled to such entry; (3) the property of the Government of the Canal Zoneer of
any municipality of said zone; (4) property and provisions intended for sale in com-
missaries established and operated by the Isthmian Canal Commission to office,
employees, and contractors of the Isthmian Canal Commission, of the Panama Rail-
road Company, or of any contractor with the Isthmian Canal Commission for work ona
the Isthmus (together with the families of such persons), who are citizens of the United
States or who received compensation on what is known as the gold pay roll ofthe
Commission, of the railroad company, or such contractor; (5) household furnitpe: .
of such officers and employees of the Isthmian Canal Commission stationed in the *
Canal Zone, or Republic of Panama, including such articles, effects, and furnishings i
as pictures, books, musical instruments, chinaware, bed and table linen, and kitchen
utensils; also wearing apparel, toilet objects, and articles for personal use; books,
portable tools, and instruments; jewelry and table services, in quantities and of the
class suitable to the rank and position of such officers and employees and intended for
their own use and benefit and not for barter or sale, imported from the United States.
3. This order contemplates the exclusion from benefits of the commissaries aesr
tablished and maintained by the Commission62 of all employees and workmen who
are natives of tropical countries wherein prevail climatic conditions similar to those
prevailing on the Isthmus of Panama, and who therefore may be presumed to be
able to secure the articles of food, clothing, household goods and furnishings, of the
kind and character to which they are accustomed, from the merchants of Panama and
Colon, and the towns of the Canal Zone, and whose ordinary needs may be supplied
without recourse to the Government commissaries. Should it develop hereafter that
said merchants charge prices in excess of legitimate profit, or practice other extortion,
the United States, for the protection and assistance of all its employees, whether from
the tropical or temperate zone, will supply its commissaries with such staple articles
as are required and desired by the inhabitants of tropical countries, and permit all its
employees and workmen and those of its contractors to avail themselves of the.bene-
fits and privileges afforded by said Government commissaries.6s
This order is to take effect on the 7th day of January, 1905.
WM. H. TAFT,
Secretary of War.
The CHAIRMAN OF THE ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION.
Washington, D. C.

Order of the President, Jan. 13, 1905. appointing Joseph L. Bristow special Panama R. R. commissioner. *
It is ordered that Joseph L. Bristow, of Kansas, be appointed a Special Commis-
sioner for the purpose of visiting the ports of the Pacific Coast, the Isthmus of Pana-
ma, New York, and such other ports as may be necessary, to make an investigation into
the present trade conditions and freight rates between the Atlantic and Paciic
Coasts, across the Isthmus of Panama, and between the west coast of South America.
and the east coast of the United States, and Europe, for the purpose of determining'
the best policy to be pursued in the management of the Panama Railroad Company. :
He is authorized to employfor this purpose a stenographer at not exceeding $$
a day and his actual and necessary expenses, and to take evidence of all persons whose
knowledge of trade conditions or rates will assist in reaching the necessary conclusichL.
The Secretary of War will furnish to the Special Commissioner a letter of instruc-
tions, in detail, as to the course and extent of his investigations, and as to the time
when he shall report his conclusions.6s
"B By resolution of the Commission of Dec. 8, 1904. p. 262, Minutes of Commission, the tranaferf the
commissary from the Panama Railroad to the Isthmian Canal Commission was approved. On Juie
14, 1905, the Commission adopted a resolution that on and after June 1. 1905 "the commissary formerly
operated by the Isthmian Canal Commission shall be transferred to the Panama Railroad Company"
(p. 704, Minutes of Cdmmission). See the 663 series of circulars governing use of commissary coupon
books.
Sec. 3 revoked by Executive Order of Jan. 5. 1911, p. 103.
"6 See paragraph in Executive Order of May 9. 1904, p. 20, relative to the policy of the PanamB
Railroad.
*s Report of the Special Commissioner, submitted to the Secretary of War on June 24, 1905, hat pee
published in one volume by the Commission.




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:!? Until his report is forthcoming, the Commissioner will be allowed his actual ex-
^'ajoses, and $15 a day. The President will finally fix his entire compensation.6s
Et'fMr. Bristow will need until January 20, 1905, to close up matters awaiting his dis-
j,'juition. as Fourth Assistant Postmaster General, this order will take effect on that
e. The Isthmian Canal Commission is directed to provide the funds needed in
Vtefc execution of this order.
s THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
-'.Tm WHIrE HOUSE, January 13, 1905.



'::. :. Order of the Secretary of War, Jan. 17. 1905, appointing members of Joint Commission.
|ii 'i. 'By order of the President, Thomas T. Gaff, of Washington, D. C., and Dr. C. A. L.
*I: Reed,* of Cincinnati, Ohio,, are hereby appointed as members of the joint commission
p piroyided foi by Articles VI and XV of the Canal Convention of February 26, 1904.
L .They will visit Ancon in the Panama Canal Zone and make their presence known
[:tq the Governor of the Zone on or before the seventh of February.
, .They will receive the actual expenses of travelling and subsistence from the time
'of leaving their places of residence until their return, and also an allowance of ten
dollars day for their services.
WM. H. TAFT,
SSecretary of War.
WAR DEPARTMENT,
:.; Washington, D. C., Janirary 17, 1905.


I Order of the Secretary of War, Jan. 19, 1905. amending order relative to members of Joint Commission
1 ".,. WAR DEPARTMENT,
SWashington, January 19, 1905.
S*'* By order of the President, the Executive Order of January 17th is hereby amended
, by substituting for H. C. Warmouth, named therein, Dr. C. A. L. Reed.68
WM. H. TAFT,
S. Secretary of War.

.. Order of the Prdsident, Apr. 1, 1905, reorganizing the Commission.
t WHITE HOUSE,
Washington, D. C., April 1, 1905.
I The practical result of the operations of the Isthmian Canal Commission appointed
I.'ad acting under previous executive orders'6 has not been satisfactory, and requires
a. change in the personnel of the Commission and in the instructions for its guidance. "
S":'-The Commission will hold quarterly sessions the first of January, April, July, and
i*tOetober of each year, at the office of the Governor on the Isthmus of Panama, and
iWIHll continue each session as long as public business may require. Further notice of
MiiHch meetings shall not be necessary to their regularity.. The Commission may hold
lsptciai sessions at the call of the Chairman. Four members shall constitute a quorum,
44d the fiction of such majority shall be the action of the Commission.
I :The Commission, under the supervision and direction of the Secretary of War and
2*4Wject to the approval of the President, is charged with the general duty of the adop-
i;tit of plans for the construction and maintenance of the canal and with the execution
pithe work of the same; with the purchase and delivery of supplies, machinery and
|*St:essary plant; the employment of the necessary officers, employes and laborers,
tld with the fixing of their salaries and wages; with the commercial operation of the
I tSee further provisions.as to compensation in Executive Order of July 15. 1905, p. 44.
..i^'.ls order reads as amended by Executive Order of Jan. 19, 1905, p. 35, substituting Dr. C. A. L.
tMi fdr H. C. Warmouth, named in original order.
: x.Ertiautive Order of Jan. 17. 1905. p. 37. reads as amended herein.
"ir rdSM of Mar. 8. 1904. p. 19. and of May 9, 1904, p. 20.
I:See order of Mar. 30, 1905, p. 38, being recommendation of the Secretary of War for reorgani-
) tot. the Commission. See also Executive Order of Nov. 17, 1906, p. 55, reorganizing Com-
Iu rm. and Executive Order of Jan. 6, 1908, p. 72, in which the powers of the Isthmian Canal
I apOlmsion and its Chairman are newly defined.
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EXECUTIVE ORDERS RELATING- TO PANAMA CMAAL


Panama Railroad Company and its steamship lines as common carrers; wita
utilization of the railroad as a means. of constructing the Canal; with the mafl'
contracts for construction and excavation, and with'al other matters incideitf.i..
necessary to the building of a waterway across the Isthmus of Panama, as pr64'lli
by the Act of Congress of June 28, 1902.
For convenience and to secure the uninterrupted course of the work, an Eec
Committee' of not less than three members of the Commission shall be appoinzt.ei..
the Commission to act in place of the Commission during the intervals betee
meetings of the Commission, and to report its doings in full to the Commission atI'
next regular meeting. A minute of every transaction of the Executive Cofl uti
shall be made, and one copy of the minutes shall be forwarded to the Secretary of
and another copy transmitted for the consideration of the Commission at its
meeting. Regular meetings of the Executive Committee shall be held at the i ,i
the Governor on the Isthmus of Panama at 10 o'clock in the forenoon on each
day and Wednesday of every week, and further notice of such meetings.shall -jot i
necessary to their legality. A majority of their number shall constitute a quoraumfit
the transaction of business at such meetings. The action of such majority wllt betl
action of the Executive Committee. m :.
For convenience of executing the work to be done, there shall be'constittted thi
executive depar tments:
(a) The head of the first department shall be the Chairman of the Commisessils
who shall have direct and immediate charge of:
1. The fiscal affairs of the Commission;
2. The purchase and delivery of all materials and supplies;
3. The accounts, bookkeeping and audits; :
4. The commercial operations in the United States of the Panama Railroad and
steamship lines.
5. He shall have charge of the general concerns of the Commission, subject to the .
supervision and direction of the Secretary of War, and shall perform such other dutie.:'
as may be placed upon him from time to time by the Secretary of War.
(b) The head of the second department shall be the Governor of the Zone, with ta. .
duties and powers indicated in the Executive Order of May 9, 1904, which includeQ
in general:
1. The administration and enforcement of law in the Zone;
2. All matters of sanitation within the Canal Zone, and also in the cities of Pan~ai
and Colon and the harbors, etc., so far as authorized by the treaty, the Execut'&e
Orders and Decrees of December 3, 1904, between the United States and the Repaul .
of Panama relating thereto. :
3. The custody of all supplies needed for sanitary purposes, and such construction .:;.
necessary for sanitary purposes, as may be assigned to this Department by the Qb..- *
mission.
4. Such other duties as he may be charged with from time to time by the Secretary:'
of War.
5. He shall reside on the' Isthmus and devote his entire time to the service, e.xcmpt
when granted leave of absence by the Secretary of War.
(c) The head of the third department shall be the Chief Engineer. He shall have
full charge on the Isthmus: .
1. Of all the actual work of construction carried on by the Commission on 0"...:
Isthmus;
2. The custody of all supplies and plant of the Commission upon the Isthmus;.,: ...
3. The practical operation of the railroad on the Isthmus, with the special. vie ia
its utilization in canal construction work. ..
4. He shall reside on the Isthmus and devote his entire time to the service, e .ipt
when granted leave of absence by the Secretary of War.

APPOINTMENT OF OFFICERS.

All officers and employes shall be appointed and their salaries shall be fixed by the ::
head of the department in which they are engaged. Their appointment and sal:ryi
shall be subject to the approval either of the Commission or, if the Commission 'is Ai
in session, of the Executive Committee. The employment of laborers, where the con- '
tract of employment is made in the United States or outside of the Isthmus, shall: fle.
negotiated and concluded by the Chairman of the Commission, subject to thei'. :!
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f 'the Executive .Committee., W'ere the employment of-laborers is effected
S Itesthtnu3, it shall b3 condnfted under the supervision of the Chief Engineer,
.t.to the approval of the Executivre Committee.

S CONTRACTS.

ts for the.purchase of supplies or for construction involving an estimated
ldiure exceeding $10,000 shall only be made after due public advertisement in
1prs of general circulation, and shall be awarded to the lowest responsible bid-
X teept in case of efiergency, when, with the approval of the Secretary of War,
p.rt'grig may be dispensed wiiith. In the making of contracts for supplies or con-
ion involving an estimated expenditure of more than $1,000 or less than $10,000,
itive bids should be secured by invitation or advertisement whenever prac-
A soonas practicable after the date of this order, the Isthmian Canal Commission,
heeafter constituted, shall hold a session in the city of Washington for the general
of reorganization under this order, and for the special purpose of fixing the
ammber.and character of officers and employes to serve in the city of Washington in
w ieork'of the Commission."7 The Commission is especially charged with the duty
:ifiaiptainin a complete system of accounts on the Isthmus, which shall be dupli-
iated inWaashington, so that there may always be in Washington the proper means of
informing the President, the Secretary of War and the Congress of the amount of
:work done, the cost of the same, the amount of money available, the amount of money
Anlxpended, and the general financial condition of the enterprise."

BOARD OF CONSULTING ENGINEERS.

S::: h Tere will hereafter be appointed by the President, nine civil engineers of the high-
itstanding, having experience in works of canal construction and hydraulics, to
institutee a Board.of Consulting Engineers,7- to which will be submitted by the
I:I thmian Canal Commission, for its consideration and advice, the important engineer-
Sjitg questions arising in the selection of the best plan for the construction of the canal.
The recommendation of the Board of Consulting Engineers shall be considered by the
i)th.im[an Canal Commission, and, with the recommendations of the Commission,
I finally be submitted, through the Secretary of War, to the President for his
.....:. ."..
S. ... REPORTS.

..The executive officers of the Commission shall make duplicate reports upon the
lrtO:;ad operation of theiT respective departments to the Secretary of War and the
iA. shmian Canal Commission from time to time, and as often as may be required by
h'Secreta.ry of War or the Ghairman of the Commission.
.TheSecretary of War will make to the President a report atleast annually, and as
Ir f i aihemtlay deem advisable or the President may require.
j.-AAll executive orders relating to the subject of the Panama Canal, except so far as
.ley'ny ibe inonsistent with the present order, remain in force.
.Th-eodore P. Shonts is hereby appointed a member of the Isthmian Canal Corn-
i i,'id its Chairman; Charles E. Magoon is hereby appointed a member of the
imiausinsi anid Gbvernor of the Canal Zone; the appointment as Governor shall
ttle effect upon the dateof his arrival on the Isthmus, and the resignation of the
incumbent of said office shall thereupon take effect; John F. Wallace is hereby
j|inted member of the Commission and Chief Engineer; Rear-Admiral Mordecai
-dicot.t, US. N.i Brigadier-General Peter C. Hains, U. S. A. (retired); Colonel
.1sivd H.-Ernst, Corps of Engineers, U. S. A., and Benjamin M. Harrod are hereby
ted members of the Isthmian Canal Commission.
:.:. .. -"' ". THEODORE ROOSEVELT.

ait il6 ion fthe Commission in connection with its reorganization, Apr. 3, 1905,
e rfNoV5 11.905 (effective July 1, 1905) p. 44, provided rules and regulations for
stq.p ofEte Qe~nrnmeit of tbh Canal Zone..
t. d ..by- t fl Order of June 24, 1905, p. :43. See.Act of Congress of June 29, 1906
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Letter of the Secretary of War. Mar. 30, 1905, recommending reatganization of the.C. Cii '"t".
WAR DEPARTMENT, 7 :
t'ashiigton, Di C., March 30, ilTJ5':
Mr. PRESIDENT: In the matter of the reorganization of the machine by which-i4i'2A
Panama Canal is to be built, I beg first to call your attention to the extreme inqib4' |
tance of fixing a definite plan with respect to which you may feel reasonable certain ,
first, that it can be practically executed and will result in a navigable canal, ad'.
second, that the navigable canal will be the one best adapted to the demands whi a
may be made upon it by the commerce of the world.
The Act of Congress evidently contemplates a canal with locks, the costofwlr i j
shall be in the neighborhood of $200,000,000 including the money already expended..
It is quite within the bounds of possibility that the best form of canal will be a sea-"
level canal, with a tidal lock only, at one end, and that the cost of it may exceed tfle'
$200,000,000 in the mind of Congress by at least $100,000,000 more. "s
The work of the engineering department of the present Commission has bieit;
largely devoted to obtaining the data upon which the plan of the canal must be de':
termined. These data include topographical measurements, borings, the character' "
of the soil, the flow of water in the rivers-all stated with sufficient exactness to secure
the closest calculations'by experienced engineers, though not on the ground: I .. .i
probable that within the next few months these data will have been so fully ascer-
tained by the Chief Engineer, Mr. Wallace, and his assistants that they,may .Heb
submitted to a board of engineers of the highest standing for recommendation as to the'
best plan upon which to proceed with the work.
It also has been made apparent, by the reports pf Mr. Wallace and the Commission,'
that whatever plan is likely to be adopted, work of excavation and construction which'
would have to be done under any plan may proceed without waste of energy for a'
period quite long enough to enable you to decide which is the best plan.
I suggest, therefore, that the first work to be done is the appointment of an advisory'
board of engineers, say seven or nine in number, to be selected from the engineers :
having especial knowledge of hydraulic engineering and canal construction, to whom;
shall be submitted all possible information with respect to the projected Panama
Canal, both that obtained by the French engineers before our purchase of the plant, .
and the data obtained by the Chief Engineer of the present Canal Commission,
together with all projects suggested for the solution of the problem which the Canal
Commission deem reasonably possible or practicable; that this advisory board bei ,
invited to Washington for the purpose of agreeing upon its recommendations in fhe
premises, and that, if possible, such recommendations be made before the regular
meeting of Congress in.December; that the recommendations be submitted to the
Canal Commission as then constituted for its approval or modification, and, with the
recommendations of the Canal Commission, be submitted to the President for his
action and transmission to Congress. As already suggested, this work of securing the
best plan and its approval by Congress need not delay in any way the preliminary;
work adapted to any possible plan, or the highly critical work of sanitation, the'
extreme importance of,which you have already emphasized in your previous instruc-
tions to the Canal Commission.
It is conceded, even by its own members, that the present commission has not sb .
developed itself into an executive body as to give hope that it may be used success- :
fully as an instrumentality for carrying on the immense executive burden involved-
in the construction of the canal, and it remains for the President, in the failure of
Congress to act, to reorganize the Commission, both by change in personnel and bo^"
certain instructions as to its internal procedure and distribution of powers and au-
thority, to secure greater rapidity and efficiency in the doing of the work.
It is not to be supposed that Congress intended that the Commission was person-
ally to do the work, or to come nearer to the direct agencies in doing the work than
the directory of a railroad comes to the construction of railroad work, and we may
assume, therefore, that it .was quite within the Congressional intention thit the Com-
mission might, for convenience and rapidity of action, after formulating the generd'l
plan of work, delegate to a committee or committees the doing.of the work in detail,
the result to be reported subsequently, of course, to the full Commission. The Com-
mission should, therefore, appoint an Executive Committee, to be constituted and
empowered as hereafter stated.
The actual executive work must be divided by the Commission into departments.
One department would naturally be the Political Department; that is, the-con~tri
of the Zone, over which there should be an administrator or governor, and to secure
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t:i Commission to be Governor. This department should include, as it does now,
tsBureau of Sanitation, because tie latter involves policing the Zone and the two
ties of Colon and Panama. Another department should be the Engineering Depart-
~ or department of construction, under which the work is to be organized and
.laRy done. It should include the custody of supplies and the care of plant, and
tb.epractical operation of the railroad on the Isthmus, with the special view to its
tiiization in canal construction. The Chief Engineer must be the head of this, and
:as important a factor in the whole enterprise that he should be given the powers and
*:dignity of a member of the Commission also. Another, and in many respects the
:most important department, is that which embraces the functions of financing the
operations of the Commissionof purchasing the supplies, of the accounts and audits,
the commercial operations of the Panama Railroad Company and the steamship
i iins,the general oversight of the work and the duty of reporting the progress of the
i same,through the Secretary of War to the President. The head of this department
j should be the Chairman of the Commission. All subordinates in departments should
'e appointed by the heads thereof under those provisions of the civil service law which
: may have been made applicable, and their salaries fixed by same authority, subject
to the.approval of the Commission, or, in the intervals between the meetings of the
Commission, by the Executive Committee.
;5 An.important change from the present condition of affairs should be the transfer
:i of the headquarters of the Commission from Washington to the Isthmus of Panama,
Where the work is to be done. No meeting of the Commission or Executive Commit-
.tee should be held out of the Isthmus except by express authority of the Secretary
of. War. The attention of all engaged in the enterprise will thus be fixed on the work.
With the general authority of the Executive Committee, it will be entirely possible
Sfor the work to proceed unhindered without more frequent meetings of the Commis-
sion than once a quarter. The Executive Committee should have power to act while
the commission is not in session in the purchase of all supplies, to confirm all officers
and employes except heads of departments, and to fix their salaries, and to make
contracts for construction. The Executive Committee thus appointed should keep
accurate minutes of its transactions and submit them to the Secretary of War and the
Commission, which, having found the same to be within the authority of the commit-
c.-tee and executed, shall ratify and confirm them, or, if unexecuted, may revise them.
Contracts for the purchase of supplies or of construction, the estimated cost of which
: may exceed $10,000 should be let after due public advertisement, upon plans and
specifications approved by the Executive Committee or by the Commission, unless
with the approval of the Secretary of War, on grounds of an emergency in a special
case, such advertisement be dispensed with. In all other purchases or contract in-
Svolving the expenditure of more than $1,000, real competition should be invited when
Spracticable. By means of an executive committee constantly in session the delays
i: cident to awaiting the-decision of a large body like the Commission may be avoided,
w while its examination of the doings of the Executive Committee every three months,
.,. ,id its power to reverse unauthorized acts and to revise everything not completely
i;[ uScuted, will insure the conservation sought by the establishment of the larger board.
The change of headquarters and power from Washington to the Isthmus will
:i doubtless require a'radical change in the office of the Commission in Washington.
,:X am quite sure that greater economy and more satisfactory methods of accounting
i.cad be. secured than now exist. Machinery for purchase of supplies and a force
,suoicient to maintain a duplicate set of accounts and the necessary correspondence
i ust, of course, be maintained in Washington, but very little else is needed. But
[,these changes may be safely left to the Commission.and the Executive Committee
Ip -s newly constituted.
I'. begto submit herewith the resignations of all the present Canal Commission,
:.|t ak. e effect at your pleasure.
: ::respectfullyrecommend the appointment of a new Commission and a designation
;fi ie Chairinan of the Commission, the Governor of the Zone, and the Chief En-
S e, ainI the issuing of an executive order embodying the recommendations herein. 7F

Itespectfully yours,1
SWM. H. TAFT,
l.^. "' Secretary of War.
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Order of the Secretary of War, Apr. 3,. 1905, fixing compensation and al)l nap feE .i
By direction of the President, and in accordance with his-order of Apil 4
each of the seven members of the Isthmian Canal Commission shall be allo
paid a salary of $7,500 per annum as such member. In addition to their e
aries as members of the Commission, the Chairman of the Commission shall be a
and paid a salary of $22,500 per annum; the Chief Engineer shall be allowed
a salary of $17,500 per annum, and the Governor of the Zone shalfbe altl. .L
paid a salary of $10,000, and each of said officers shall be allowed the use of atr i
dwelling house on the Isthmus: the members of the Commission othe than thel
of the above-named departments will be allowed and paid their actual and
expenses while in attendance at the regularly or specially called meetings of the:
mission held on the Isthmus, and also their actual traveling expenses to and fro tl. ,
meetings of the Commission on the Isthmus or at Washington, as the case may: E
and the three heads of the departments above mentioned shall be allowed anr d i ..l
their expenses of travel while on the business of the Commission. ..
The present Governor of the Zone, Major-General George W. Davis, will be' oiC
and paid up to the date when his resignation as Governor becomes effective', an I
notwithstanding his resignation as a member of the Commission, compensation at ts
same rate as he is now receiving as a member of the Commission and as Governo:or -
the Zone, together with his actual and necessary. traveling expenses to his honrela.
the United States.
Wu. H.TAmF. ::
Secretary of War.
April 3, 1905.

Action of Commission. Apr. 3, 1905, in connection with its reorganization.Y*, .
At a meeting of the Commission, as reorganized, held April 3, 1905, at its office
in Washington, consideration was given as to the best method of securing results
in construction and of making more effective the administration of the work of'ler..
Commission; and after consideration, the Commission, upon its own judgment aindl.,,;
by its own conclusions, duly and unanimously adopted the following resolutions: ".
Resolved:
1. The Commission shall hold 'quarterly sessions the first day of January, Aril,,
July, and October of each year, at the office of the Governor on the Isthmus of Pa ':
ma, and shall continue each session as long as public business may require.' Further ;i
notice of such meetings shall not be necessary to their regularity. The Commissrno i
may hold special sessions at the call of the Chairman. Four members shall coistittute
a quorum, and the action of such majority shall be the action of theCommissi~t..i
A copy of the minutes of each meeting of the Commission shall be immediately for !
warded to the Secretary of War.
2. For convenience, and to secure the uninterrupted course of the .work, n...
Executive Committee of three memliers of the Commission is hereby appointed by .
the Commission to act in place of the Commission, during the intervals between the "
meetings of the Commission, and to report its doings in full to the Commission at:
the next regular meeting. A minute of every transaction of the Executive Corn-'
mittee shall be made, and onet opy of the minutes shall be immediately forwarded'to
the Secretary of War and another transmitted for the considerationof the Comrins
sion at its next meeting. Regular meetings of the Executive Committee shall be held
at the office of the Governor on the Isthmus of Panama at 10 o'clock in the forenoont..
on each Monday and Wednesday of every week, and further notice of such meeting .
shall not be necessary to their legality. A majority'of their number shall constitute :
a quorum for the transaction of business at such meetings. The action of. su..h
majority shall be the action of the Executive Committee. -
On motion, the following Commissioners were appointed members of the Executive.
Committee-i. e., Theodore P. Shonts, Charles E. Magoon, and John F. Wallace......
3. For convenience of executing the work to be done, there.shall be cynstiti*4d
three executive departments: ,
(a) The head of the first department shall be the Chairman of the CommissiB
who shall have direct and immediate charge of:
I. The fiscal affairs of the Commission. .
2. The purchase and delivery of all materials-and supplies.. :.
3. The accounts, bookkeeping and audits.
4. The commercial operations in the United States of the Panama Railroai 4
steamship lines.. ,' "
"i Reorganization provided by Ezeciitive Order of Apr. 1. 1905, p. 35.

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i-Me haitlave charge of the general concerns of the Commission, subject to the
iaioa direction of the Secretary of War, and shall perform such other duties
be.placedupon him from time to time by the Secretary of War.
B). Tjhe head of'the second department shall be the Governor of the Zone, with the
aes and powers indicated in the Executive Order of May 9, 1904, which includes,
s. 1 .a l r .
Th administration and enforcement of law in the Zone.
All matters of sanitation within the Canal Zone, and also in the cities of Panama
i d'Coloh and the harbors, etc., so far as authorized by the treaty and the Executive
Wd adf l Decree of December 3, 1904, between the United States and the Republic
i aama -relating thereto. .
X.. :The custody of all supplies needed for sanitary purposes, and such construction
y. for sanitary purposes as may be assigned to this department by the Com-
4 Such other duties as he may be charged with from time to time by the Secretary
o,2Qf War.
S5,He.shall reside on the Isthmus, and devote his entire time to the service, except
1i*hei granted leave of absence by the Secretary of War.
ii:): () The. head of. the third department shall be the Chief Engineer. He shall
Have fuli charge on the Isthmus:
I. Of all the actual work of construction carried on by the Commission on the
Isthimus.
The custody of all the supplies and plant of the Commission upon the Isthmus
other than all supplies needed for sanitary purposes.
:3. The practical operation of the railroad on the Isthmus with the special view to
its -utilization in canal construction work.
4. He shall reside on the Isthmus, and devote his entire time to the service, except
...4 when granted leave of absence by the Secretary of War.
S4. All officers and employes shall be appointed and their salaries shall be fixed by
"ifhe head of the department in which they are engaged. Their appointment and salary
i, 'shAll be subject to the approval either of the Commission or, if the Commission is not
'"in session, of the Executive Committee. The employment of laborers, where the con-
tract of employment is made in the United States or outside of the Isthmus, shall be
: negotiated and concluded by the Chairman of the Comimission, subject to the approv-
Si'- of the Executive Committee. Where the employment of laborers is effected upon
:'' ,the.Jsthmus, it shall be conducted under the supervision of the Chief Engineer, sub-
B 'iec to the approval of the Executive Committee. The Commission shall maintain
L ;.a-coinplete system of accounts on the Isthmus, which shall be duplicated in Washing-
; *t9on, o that there may always be in Washington the proper means of informing the
|: Prseident, the Secretary of War, and the Congress of the amount of work done, the
c "ost of the same, theamount of money available, the amount of money expended, and
,the general financial condition of the enterprise.
5. Contracts for the purchase of supplies or for construction involving an esti-
w'!.fea.ted expenditure exceeding $10,000 shall only be made after due public advertise-
ginwrti tinewspapers of general circulation, and shall be awarded to the lowest responsi-
rtble bidder, except in case of emergency, when, with the approval of the Secretary of
iar,, advertising may be dispensed with. In the making of contracts for supplies or
onstriuct4Qn involving an estimated expenditure of more than $1,000 and less than
,o000, competitive bids should be secured by invitation or advertisement whenever
4. The executive officers of the Commission shall make duplicate reports upon the
i'k d4 operation of their respective departments to the Secretary of War and the
tiijiCan Canal Coidmission from time to time and as often as may be required by the
firetary of War or the Chairman of the Commission.
..Upon further motion it was duly and unanimously
7 EveWd, ,That the accounts and financial records and affairs of this Commission
kqNently constituted be examined, audited and reported upon by auditors engaged
,h lident y of the existing office force, and that for this purpose the Public Ac-
ants' Carporation, now in the service of the Commission, be employed to make
tninatiori,audit and report at the earliest practicable date.
M$edj, firtlri, That the books of account of the Commission at the Panama
i Wash'ingtl offices be promptly balanced as of this date, and that the books,
4a .and records 6f the Commission up to this date be carefully identified and
'1a6f r preference in the future, but that the transactions of the commission as
-s titJt e.nt entered therein, but be entered in an entirely new set of
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42 EXECUTIVE ORDERS RELATING TO PANAMA CANAL .

that the proceedings of the Commission as constituted can be readily and convenientlA'
distinguished and accounted for independently of each administration; and the:
Secretary is directed to transmit copies of this resolution to the heads of departments.
for their information and guidance.
Resolved, further, That the Chairman be and he is hereby authorized and direcwd.,
to cause to be inaugurated a system of bookkeeping, accounting and reports by whi*
most conveniently, accurately and intelligibly the operations of the Commission can;
be noted and considered, both as respects this Commission itself and the authoriAe ; .
to which it is directly accountable---the President, the Congress, and the Secretary d O
War: and for this purpose he is authorized to employ such person or person sand
incur such expenses as he may deem advisable to accomplish the purpose.
The Commission considered the subject of Office Organization in Washington P %
view of the resolutions adopted at this meeting, and the concentration of practilki
work more largely upon the Isthmus. In
Thereupon it was duly and unanimously
Resolved, (1) That, so far as practicable, the work of the Commission be concen-
trated on the Isthmus of Panama, and that the Washington office be conducted upon
this basis; and that the Commission promptly proceed in the examination and consid-
eration of the present organization and personnel thereof in the Washington office
for action of the Commission in due course.
Resolved, (2) That, for greater effectiveness in the administrative work of the
Commission, there is hereby established at Washington an "Office of Administration"
for the conduct of such operations as the Commission may, from time to time,
determine to there conduct, and which shall include:
Records concerning all purchases and delivery of material and supplies (including:
commissary stores).
Fiscal affairs.
General books of account, containing details of all transactions of the Commission
in the United States and adequate summary of all other accounts on the Isthmus.'
Duplicate accounts in summary being regularly transmitted from the Isthmus to
the Washington office; vouchers and contracts to be taken in sufficient number in
original to at all times furnish to the office at Washington a complete and original
set thereof.
General auditing and accounting.
Correspondence of the Commission in the United States.
Orders and directions from the President and the Secretary of War.
Engineering reports and plans.
Reports from officials and committees of the Commission.
Reports of the Commission and its officers and committees to the Secretary of War,
the President, and Congress.

Order of the Secretary of War, Apr. 18, 1905, amending order relative[to members of Joint Commission.
WAR DEPARTMENT,
Washington, April 18, 1905.
By order of the President, Dr. H. R. Carter, Assistant Chief Sanitary Officer, and
Mr. Eugene C. Tobey, Chief of the Accounts and Material Departments, are hereby
appointed as members of the joint commission provided for by Articles VI and XV
of the Canal Convention of February 26, 1904, vice Mr. Thomas W. Gaff and Dr.
C. A. L. Reed resigned.
Wu. H. TaFT,
Secretary of War.

Order of the Secretary of War, Apr. 24, 1905, authorizing appropriation from Canal Zone Government
funds for contingent expenses.
a WAR DEPARTMENT,
o Washington: April 24,1905.
There is hereby appropriated from the funds of the Government of the Canal Zone,.:
Isthmus of Panama, deposited in the Treasury of said Government, the sum of Five-:.
Hundred Dollars ($500) gold, to be expended upon the order of the Governor of the.
Canal Zone in payment of contingent expenses of said Government. The Goveran. *
ment shall report the disbursements made from this fund to the Secretary of-Warn. .. .
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'f Ordtof.the Secretary of War, May 31. 1905, amending order fixing compensation and allowances of
.Commissioners.
[ ::- j,;g i'
S: .. WAR DEPARTMENT,
S' Washington, May 31, 1905.
S By direction of the President, and amendatory to the order of the Secretary of War
of-April 3, 1905, fixing the salaries and compensation of the members of the Isthmian
; Canal Commission, the Governor of the Zone and the Chief Engineer, members of
I the Executive Committee of the Isthmian Canal Commission, will be allowed and
Said their actual and necessary expenses while away from the Isthmus of Panama
Son theofficial business of the Commission.
S\ The Chairman until further orders will be allowed and paid his actual and necessary
Sepenses while away from Washington on official business.
*. 'This ruling shall be effective as of the date of the original order, April 3, 1905, so
Amended.
SWm. H. TAFT,
Secretary of War.

Order of the President, June 8, 1905, appointing S. L. Lupton, F. R. Parke. E. S. Rockwell. William
I. K. West, and Paul C. Norris to positions under the Commission.
SThe Provisions of the Civil Service rules are waived to permit the following appoint-
i ments in the Isthmian Canal Service:
Silas W. Lupton as assistant purchasing and shipping agent at New Orleans,
Louisiana, from March1, 1905; Fred R. Parke as assistant shipping agent at Wash-
ington, D. C., from March 27, 1905; E. S. Rockwell as auditing clerk in the General
Auditor's Office at Washington, D. C.; William K. West as accountant in the General
Auditor's Office at Washington, D. C., by transfer from the Auditor's Office on the
Isthmus of Panama; Paul C. Norris as clerk, Office of Administration at Washington,
D. C., by transfer from the Engineering Department on the Isthmus of Panama.
T. ROOSEVELT.
THE WHITE HOUSE, June 8, 1905.


Order of the President, June 24, 1905, appointing board of consulting engineers.z3
It is hereby ordered that a Board of Consulting Engineers consisting of:
General George W. Davis,
Mr. Alfred Noblp,
Mr. William Barclay Parsons,
Mr. William H. Burr,
General Henry L. Abbot,
Mr. Frederick P. Stearns,
Mr. Joseph Ripley,
Mr.. Herman Schussler,
Mr. Isham Randolph,
Mr. Henry Hunter, nominated by the British Government,
Herr Eugen Tincauzer, nominated by the German Government,
S M. -- Guerard, nominated by the French Government,
-M. Quellennec, Consulting Engineer, Suez Canal,
: and one engineer to be designated by the Government of The Netherlands,
.....all convene in the City of Washington, at the rooms of the Isthmian Canal Com-
mission, on the first day of September, nineteen hundred and five, for the purpose of
co:tsidering the various plans proposed to and by the Isthmian Canal Commission
.. fr the construction of a Canal across the Isthmus of Panama between Cristobal and
I La. Bca; and that the deliberations of the Board of Consulting Engineers shall con-
.tinue as long.as they may deem it necessary and wise before they make their report
to:the Commission.
The Isthmiah Canal Commission is directed to have all the proposed plans in such
detailed form, with maps, surveys, and other documents sufficient to enable the Con-
.rating Engineers to consider and decide the questions presented to them. Should it
Sbei emed necessary by the members of the Consulting Board, they may visit the
: Id nu.s before making their final report. If there is a difference of opinion between
thf memliers of the Consulting-Board, minority reports are requested.
P rw. loved by REecutive Order of Apr. 1, 1905, p. 35 (reorganization of the Commission). Minority
tctinmph~aii kabra cktypeb of danal, was adopted by Act of Congress of June 29, 1906 (T. & A. 39).


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44 EXECUTE ORDERS RELATiNG' T' INAFr i iil : & .-

General George W. Davis is hereby designated as ChairXikn of the BoardM
suiting Engineers. Instructions more detailed will bd given in time to be prSt
to the Board when it first convenes on the first of September.: : :"
The Chairman is charged with the duty of commiunicatingto the other miemi l
the board this order and the other details that may be necessary. "
THEODORE ROOSRVhtE t4
THE WHITE HOUSE. June 24, 1005.

Order of the President. July 15, 1905, prescribing compensation of Josepha4. Brlator ':.
It is ordered that Mr. Joseph L. Bristow,appointedSpecial Panama Railroai
missioner by Executive Order dated January 13, 1905," be allowed until Aist
1905. to complete the details in connection with his report, and will be paid hsit ,
expenses and $15 per day up to that time. In addition he will be allowed an ext
compensation of $2,500. The Isthmian Canal Commission is directed to provide t.I
funds needed in the execution of this order.
THEODORE Roostvue.t.. ~;
THE WHITE HOUSE, July 15, 1905. :


Order of the President. Aug. 31, 1905, prescribing compensation of members of the board ofCnerut-la
engineers.
It is ordered that each member of the Advisory Board of -Engineers *o upons plat :
of the Panama Canal shall be allowed $5,000 payable upon the completion of tie.:
report of the Board. In addition thereto he shall when on duty with the Boar--:. ie
allowed $15 per day for personal expenses from the date of leaving his home antil t*::
return thereto including Sundays and holidays. He'shall also be allowed th& ac~ititid
cost of transportation incurred by him in travel on duty in connection with the Bo oia.4 ::.!
to include cost of ticket by railway or steamer, sleeping or parlor car accorimodat.io#
baggage transfer, cabs and porterage.
It is further ordered that the allowances of $5,000 to General Davis and GeneiH..:l;:l
Abbot shall be increased by the amount of their retired pay for the time during wh'i I:`
they are employed upon the work of the Board, it being my intention that those meini.-..
bers of the Board shall receive the same compensation for this work as the other mema- -:
bers and this increase being made td provide forthe usual deduction of retired ofeierstm: :
pay. ... : ;,
THEODORE ROOSEVELI M,;,
OYSTER BAY, August 31, 1005. 1 :
.: ".. ": 'l,. .
Order of the President. Sept. 8, 1905. amending civil-service rules relating to removal of employees'
The Procedure required by Civil-Service Rule XII, clause 2, need not be observed .'
in removals of officers or employees serving on the Isthmus of Panama. In. sqch:.,' :
removals, however, the reasons therefore shall be made a part of the records oft- '
Office of Administration, Isthmian Canal Affairs, and the Civil Service Co'mmissai.;:
shall upon request be furnished with copies or the originals thereof. .
T. .Roosa~eTrt ':'::t
THE WHITE HOUSE, September 8, 1005.. .
*.fT i: \ .
An order reciting Executive Order of the President of the United States, re-uiring an accOUtlttlg ..
ter for the Government of the Canal Zone. Isthmus of Panama, prescribed with the concarren.e&.i
approval of the Secretary of War first had. rules and instructions relative to the accounting ite:
of the Government of the Canal Zone. Isthmus of Panama.
Whereas, The President of the United States upon April 1, 1905, signed the o :; :o
ing Executive Order: :::
"THE WHITE HOUSB,; .
"Washington, D. C., April 1, /190X :
"The Commission is especially charged with the duty of maintaining a comi ,
system of accounts on the Isthmus, which shall be duplicated in Washington, aet i'
Compensation fixed by Executive Order of Aug. 31, 1905. p. 44, as amended by orders ofNoi :
1905. p. 50. and of Feb. 19, 1906, p. 51. :
7 See notes under that order. p. 34. .
8o Appointed by Executive Order of June 24.1905. p. 43 See notes thereunder. ..":) '
Word "Report" changed to "work" by Executive Order of Nov. 25, 1905, p. 50.




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ri maylySIwaiys be in Washington the proper means of informing the President, the
jEtdi y of War, and the Congrsis, of the amount of work done, the cost of same,
-amount of money available, the amount of money expended, and the general
ueial condition.of the enterprise."8
w, therefore, by the authority of the President of the United States, and with
Concurrence and approval of the Secretary of War first had, be it ordered by the
th hian Canal Commission that:
ir S -TION 1. The followiing rules and regulations shall apply to the account ing system
fthe .Government of the Canal Zone, and shall take effect and be in force July 1,

t -itiES.AND INSTRUCTIONS RELATIVE TO THE ACCOUNTING SYSTEM
I'lvrTH. GOVERNMENT OF THE CANAL ZONE, ISTHMUS OF PANAMA.
STHE GENERAL AUDITOR.83
RULE 1. Pursuant to the provisions of section 10, Act No. 8, Laws of the Canal
SZon.e, the Gerieral Auditor for the Isthmian Canal Commission and his duly authorized
i deputiess shall receive, examine and settle all accounts pertaining to the revenues
blnd receipts derived from the Canal Zone and expenditures paid therefrom, and
I .certify the balances thereon to the Governor of the Canal Zone, and shall preserve
I.:he accounts and vouchers after settlement.
S. THE LOCAL AUDITOR.
i ..;:ULE 2.. In accordance with the Circular No. 15 of the Executive Committee of
I ji~sa Comrniission, and in further pursuance of section 10, Act No. 8,8' Laws of the
i"'an2al Zone, the Local Auditor in charge of the accounts of the Isthmian Canal
C':ommisaion, located on the Isthmus of Panama, shall discharge the duties and per-
.'rin the services of the Auditor for the Government of the Canal Zone, and the acts
;""f the Local Auditor, consistent with the prescribed regulations of the General
;, ..ditor, shall be binding upon the General Auditor until revoked or disapproved by
".Iayet act of the General Auditor.
iA THE CHIEF CLERK.
RaLE 3. There shall be appointed by the Auditor, with the approval of the Isth-
n m"ian Canal Commission, a Chief Clerk, who shall sign in the name of the Auditor
f: leh official .papers as the Auditor may designate, and perform such other duties as
Sthe Auditor may prescribe. He shall have charge of the Bureau as Acting Auditor
.c:. case of death, resignation, sickness or other absence of the Auditor until his succes-
':gi;.sor is appointed,

... ACCOUNTS OF TREASURY DEPOSITS AND WITHDRAWALS.
R':": R.n 4, The expenditure of moneys received through Canal Zone revenue shall be
d:deonproerly prepared and approved vouchers, approved for payment to be made
O RULE 5. Al receipts issued by the Treasurer for deposits with the Treasurer shall
bhe in duplicate and shall be countersigned by the Auditor. When so countersigned,
Ile receipt in every case shall be retained in the office of the Auditor, and the other
4il1trbe delivered or transmitted by the Auditor to the person by whom the payment
.-made, after the same has been duly registered in all its particulars under proper
dings.
*IRULE 6. ,The receipts retained by the Auditor will constitute the necessary check
l'a examination and settlement of the accounts of the Treasurer as the authority
c' charging the Treasurer with moneys received, and such receipts will be filed in the
eof the Auditor with the accounts in which the credit is taken.
ML 7. Vouchers paid by the Treasurer with the proper evidence of payment-
itallI be the proper receipt of the payee thereon--phall constitute the vouchers
i',which the Treasurer shall receive credit for payments made, and after the
eat of the accounts of the Treasurer by the Auditor, ihe vouchers shall be filed

t.and local auditors abolished by Executive Order of Aug. 15, 1907, p. 68. creating Dis-
... ... Fad iNaminer of Accounts.
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46 EXECUTE ORDERS RELATING TO PANAMA CANAL

RULE 8. The Auditor shall prescribe the forms for keeping and rendering?
accounts subject to.his.examination and settlement, and issue all necessary instr*e'.
tions to the officers and agents rendering such accounts. '.. 'l
RULE 9. And in case any officer or agent whose duty it is to collect and re-uiW
moneys arising from the revenues of the Canal Zone, of whatever kind, and to mats
disbursements of such moneys for any purpose, shall fail to render complete accouf
of such receipts and disbursements to the Auditor, or to transmit the same within'fie
days after the expiration of the month to which they pertain, or shall neglect toreide
the same when requested so to do, it shall be the duty of the Auditor forthwith *to
report such case to the Governor for proper action. '*
RULE 10. There shall be in the office of the Auditor a Division of Boo l iWr -'
in which shall be kept proper books of entry and ledgers for recording the general c-' :.
counts of the receipts and expenditures pertaining to the revenues of the Zone and
the personal accounts of agents and officers authorized to collect the same and the
disbursement of moneys by the Treasurer upon vouchers as herein provided, and'of
a ll ot her accounts or claims allowed and certified by the Auditor, including accounts i
appropriation. The system of bookkeeping adopted by the Auditor shall bea double-
entry system.
RULE 11. The receipts issued by the Treasurer for moneys received on deposit;
before being countersigned by the Auditor, shall be entered in a Ledger of Treasury
Receipts as funds deposited, as Postal Receipts, Internal Revenue Receipts, Miscel-
laneous Receipts, or as Payments or Repayments to appropriations, or anysubheadifg
of these classes of deposits as may seem proper, respectively, and in making such en-
tries from the Treasury receipts, the number and date of the receipt and the name and
official designation, if any, of the person by whom the deposit was made, shall be notpd.
These funds shall thereupon be treated as one fund, known as the general fund from
which all appropriations from "moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated'?
shall be made.
RULE 12. All vouchers shall be charged against the available fund and against the
account of the services and appropriation for which such voucher is drawn, and in
making such debit entries the number and date of the voucher and the name of the
person, with official designation, if any, to whom paid, shall be noted. The Auditor.
shall so keep his record as to be able to show at any time the amount of money dis-
bursed on account of any appropriation, as shown by the voucher issued and by the
accounts as audited.
REVENUE ACCOUNTS.
RULE 13. All officers or agents authorized to receive and collect moneys arising
from the revenues of the Canal Zone, of whatsoever kind, shall be required to pay
the full amounts received and collected by them respectively, to the Treasurer, and .
to render to the Auditor monthly accounts therefore within five days after the expira-
tion of the month to which they pertain, accompanied by proper itemized and certified
statements and returns of the revenues collected, showing when, by whom and on
what account collected.
RULE 14. In the rendition of such revenue accounts the officers or agents will
charge themselves with all revenues received and collected during the period covered
by the account, and take credit for the amounts paid to the Treasurer as shown by the
duplicate receipts in their possession and countersigned by the Auditor, the number.
and date of such receipts being noted in the entries of amounts paid to the Treasurer.
These duplicate receipts will be retained by the officer or agent claiming credit
therefore.
RULE 15. In the audit of such revenue accounts the Auditor shall compare and.
check the Treasury receipts of record in his office with the corresponding entries in
the account of the officer or agent as rendered, making proper notation in the Treas-
urer's account of the counter credit to the depositor.
RULE 16. All revenue accounts shall be rendered and kept separately under the
appropriate funds or heads of account to which they respectively pertain; that is, all
revenues arising in the Department of Post Offices under the head of Postal Receipts;
all revenues derived from internal taxes and duties,-shall be entered under the head
of Internal Revenue Receipts; all revenues from other sources under the head of
Miscellaneous Receipts; and all refunds for overpayment under the heading of Repay-
ments.
RULE 17. All officers or agents of the Government of the Canal Zone whose duty it
is to collect and receive revenues or other moneys and deposit the same in the Treasury
shall make deposits or remittances of same, regardless of the amount received or
collected, as often as once a month, where safe and possible, and if there is no oppor-







:' EXECUTIVE ORDERS RELATING TO PANAMA CANAL 47

ituinity for such gemittance within the month, as soon as possible thereafter, and a
.eposit shall be made in every case as soon as possible where the revenues or moneys in
Ithe hands of any officer or agent amount to two hundred dollars, United States cur-
ancy, or its equivalent in local currency; Provided, That no such officer or agent shall
ii :e required to make a deposit oftener than once a day, and provided further, That
postmasters who are authorized to issue and pay money orders shall remit by regis-
Stered mail to their designated depositary all sums received by them from sale of
i .money orders in excess of their authorized reserve or the amount of the advices of
.~unpaid orders on hand less than two weeks, such remittances to be made with each
and every mail dispatch from their respective offices which may convey mail to the
Treasurer.s p i
S.. RULE 18. Claims of officers or agents whose duty it is to collect or account for public
Money, for losses of funds in transit, by fire, burglary or other unavoidable casualty,
i shall be submitted to the Auditor within one month after such loss occurs, with all the
:evidence in the case, immediate advice of the fact to be sent to the Auditor pending
" forwarding of complete report. If the Auditor shall find that the said funds were prop-
early in the hands of such officer or agent, or properly remitted, or that the loss resulted
Through no fault of said officer or agent, he may with the written consent of the Governor,
credit the account of such officer with the loss; Provided, That in no case shall a credit
in excess of one thousand dollars be given in this manner. Claims for losses in excess
Sof one thousand dollars shall be submitted through the Auditor and Governor for
relief by action of the Isthmian Canal Commission.
V RULE 19. The Auditor may with the written consent of the Governor mitigate,
Sremit, remove, compromise, release or discharge any liability, in whole or in part,
to the Government, in any matter before him, when, in his judgment, the interests
,of the Government seem to require it, subject to such restrictions as may be provided
i by law.
RULE 20. The Auditor shall supervise the collection of all debts due the Govern-
ment of the Canal Zone through the usual civil or judiciary channels, and institute all
:such measures as may be authorized by law to enforce the payment of such debts
and recovery of all amounts found to be due said Government in connection with his
S settlement and adjustment of accounts.
I I
MONEY ORDER ACCOUNTS.
RULE 21. The Auditor shall keep the accounts of the Money Order Business
separately, and in such manner as to show the number and amount of money orders
issued at each post office, and the number and amount paid, and the fees received.
The Auditor shall certify quarterly the receipts as fees from the sale of money orders
and require the same to be deposited with the Treasurer of the Zone as postal receipts.
SLosses of money order funds in transit, by fire, burglary, or other unavoidable casualty
Sfor which credit may be given shall be deducted from the fees collected before the
quarterly transfer to the depositary of such fees as postal receipts.
S RULE 22. Transfers of money from postal receipts to money order funds may be
made by the postmaster, under such regulations as the Auditor may prescribe when
his receipts from the sale of money orders are insufficient to pay the money orders
'..drawn upon his office. Credit for such transfers of postal funds to money order funds
will be taken in the monthly postal account df the postmaster. At the close of each
quarter all such transfers of funds from postal to money order accounts shall be de-
posited by the Director of Posts, or other officer in charge of postal affairs, with the
Treasurer of the Zone, as revenues for the service of the Division of Posts upon
cCertification of the Auditor of the amount of such funds to be so deposited.
.. RULE 226. The Treasurer of the Canal Zone shall be required to keep an account
of.money order funds deposited by postmasters with him to the credit of the Director
.o Posts, subject to his official draft, when countersigned by the Local Auditor,
-.drawn for needful advances to postmasters of funds with which to pay money orders
: awfully drawn upon them, and it shall be the duty of all postmasters to make prompt
Stemittances to the Treasurer of the Zone of all money order funds including all fees
t1:ireon, in their hands, not needed to meet drafts of which they have notice, the
Same to be deposited to the credit of the Director of Posts as money order funds.
JURISDICTION OF THE AUDITOR.
,RULE. 23. The jurisdiction of the Auditor for the Canal Zone over accounts and all
vouchers pertaining thereto, shall be exclusive. His decision shall be final and con-
c asive upon administrative branches of the Government, except that appeals thereon
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48 EXECUTIVE ORDERS RELATING TO ANAi4C:: ANAL ...

may be taken by the party aggrieved or the head of the department concered w.
one year, in the manner prescribed in Rule 36. The Auditor #foc the Zone"
except as herein otherwise provided, have like authority as that conferred by law.-
the several auditors of the United States and the Comptroller of the United S
Treasury, and is authorized-to communicate directly with anyperson or officer
claims before him for settlement, or with any officer or department having .
relations with his office. '
REPORTS. i
RULE 24. The Auditor shall forward to the Secretary of War, not later thaift
days after the expiration of each month, a full and complete report of all ori '
received by the Treasurer during the preceding month, as shown by the entries : it i i
from the Treasury receipts retained in the Auditor's office; 'a statement of a'i
ment of moneys made on vouchers during the preceding month, and an ite
statement of all other accounts covering receipts, disbursements, and expendl' ii
audited during the preceding month.
DEPOSITARY OF CANAL ZONE.
SRULE 25. The Treasurer of the Canal Zone" shall keep a properly detailed accouinft
in permanent books of record of moneys received by him, which shall be entered.Inde4i:
appropriate heads, with the name of the agents, officers and persons from whomaLe V
ceived, and the dates of receipt.. ;
RULE 26. All moneys received by the Treasurer shall be credited, respectively,*si' ,
deposits on account of post office receipts, as deposits on account of internal revenw i. ,
receipts, on account of miscellaneous receipts, in accordance with the invoice accoti- .,'i
paying the fund, which in all cases shall indicate the proper heading or classificati i
under which the fund shall be credited..
RULE 27. The accounts of the Treasurer and of all officers and agents. of thae2'
Canal Zone shall be kept in the money in which it is received and disbursed, butia 91::.:
reports to the Secretary of War the amounts therein shall be stated in the money of,.:1
the United States at the authorized rate of conversion.
RULE 28. The Treasurer shall issue receipts in duplicate for all moneys receive4--, ;
which shall be numbered consecutively, and shall bear the date upon which the:::'
deposit is actually made, and show from whom and what account received, and the..
amounts in money of the United States; and also when paid in any foreign coian'::, :iu
currency, the amounts and kind of foreign money in which payments are made shall.:'
be stated upon the receipts and the rates at which the same are reduced to money of.
the United States.
RULE 29. All receipts, original and duplicates, issued by the Treasurer, sha :ll:e i.-e
registered and countersigned by the Auditor of the Zone, without which they shaill~ibb
invalid, and for this purpose the Treasurer shall, immediately upon issuing;eat I
receipt in duplicate, transmit both receipts to the Auditor.
RULE 30. No payment shall be made by the Treasurer except upon voucher ap f
proved by the Governor and registered by the Auditor, and such vouchers when pa .: :
and accompanied by proper evidence of payment, which shall be the receipt.of i :a
payee, shall be the voucher upon which the Treasurer shall receive credit in thesettle i:
ment of these accounts.
RULE 31. The Treasurer shall render monthly accounts of the receipts and paf-. '
ments for account of the Government of the Canal Zone, and submit the same to the .
Auditor for examination and settlement, not later than ten days after the expiratiot i
of each month. In rendering such accounts the Treasurer shall charge himself with al
moneys received during the period covered by the account, under the appropriate-;:. .:
funds or heads of accounts. .
RULE 32. The Treasurer shall take credit for all moneys paid out and file with te. f
account the vouchers properly canceled. .... "
RULE 33. The Treasurer of the Canal Zone shall give bond with sufficient suret-t:i; :.
to be approved by the Isthmian Canal Commission, for the faithful performandi-e .
the duties herein prescribed, and for the full payment On demand of all balances fo1ui .'al 'J
due, in such amount as shall from time to time be fixed by the Commission. "
RULE 34. The Auditor shall make semi-annually, and oftener if deemed expedii' :
an examination of the books and accounts of the Treasurer of the Zone, and also as4 '.
examination and Fount of the moneys in the hands of the Treasurer, and such othbt '
pertinent matters as may be desirable and submit his receipt thereon to the Gover n :
and Secretary of War. "
See sec. 9, Act No. 8 of the Commission (L. C. Z. 61) creating the office of "feasurer uf i : '
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TITLEE tO BE OBSERVED IN THE RENDITION AND CERTIFICATION OF ACCOUNTS.

.. IEt 35. All accounts of the Treasurer of the Zone and of the various officers and
S ipntas authorized to collect the revenues, receive moneys and make disbursements
1- a- all other accounts subject to examination and settlement by the Auditor shallbe
S h "The Government of the Canal Zone," and all balances certified by the Auditor
I ia be certified as due to or from said Government, as the case may be.

APPEALS FROM THE ACTION OF THE AUDITOR.

RtLE 36. Any person aggrieved by the action or decision of the Auditor in the
i settlement of this account or claim by that officer, may within one year take an appeal
w: ia writing to the Governor which shall specifically set forth the particular action of the
' Auditor to which exception is taken, with the reasons and authorities relied upon for
;'reVersing such action. If the Governor shall confirm the action of the Auditor, he
F-shall so endorse the appeal and transmit it to the Auditor, and the action of the
., Auditor shall thereupon be final and conclusive. Should the Governor fail to sus-
tain the action of the Auditor, he shall forthwith report his ground of disapproval to
Sthe.Secretary of War, together with the appeal and the papers necessary for a proper
, understanding of the matter. The decision of the Secretary of War in such case shall
I be final and conclusive.
i: RULE 37. As soon after the close of each fiscal year as the accounts of said year
may be settled and adjusted, the Auditor shall submit to the Governor, the Isthmian
Canal Commission and the Secretary of War an annual report of the financial concerns
of the Government of the Canal Zone, showing the receipts and disbursements of the
. various departments of the said Government of the Canal Zone, and make such other
reports as may be required of him by the Governor, the Canal Commission or the
Secretary of War.
RULE 38. The Auditor shall, at the time of settlement, send an official notification
in writing to each person whose accounts have been settled in whole or in part in the
Auditor's office, stating the balances found due thereon and certified, and the differ-
ences arising on such settlement by reason of disallowances or suspension made by
Sthe Auditor, or from other causes, which statement or differences shall be properly
itemized. The reason for a disallowance or suspension of credit shall in all cases be
stated.
RULE 39. A true copy of all orders of the Government of the Canal Zone which
m:ay originate a claim or in any manner affect the settlement of any account shall be
Transmitted to the Auditor by the proper officer.
RxzE 40. Every contract under which a payment may be made shall be submitted
to the Auditor with the account to which such payment pertains.
SRULE 41. Wherever the word "Auditor" appears herein it shall be taken to mean
the General Auditor for the Isthmian Canal Commission and his authorized corps of
deputy auditors or local auditors to whom duties have been regularly assigned:
All orders of the Governor, and acts of the Isthmian Canal Commission, or parts
thereof, which are in conflict with this order are hereby repealed.
SApproved for the President.
SW. H. TAFT,
Secretary of War.
NOVEMBER 5, 1905.


-Order of the President. Nov. 15, 1905. authorizing temporary appointments on the Isthmus.
:.-When, in the judgment of the Civil Service Commission, no register contains an
Iilgible having the special qualifications asked for by the Isthmian Canal Commission
li.or service on the Isthmus of Panama,87 the Civil Service Commission may allow a
temporary appointment, which may be made permanent on certificate of the Isthmian
Canal Commission that such action is required in the interests of gbod administra-
fion."
THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
STIn WHITE HOUSE, November 15, 1905.
SClassified by Executive Order of Nov. 15, 1904, p. 28.
RefTealed by Executive Order of Jan. 12, 1906, p. 51.
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Order of the President. Nov. 25, 1905, amending order prescribing compensation of members'
board of consulting engineers. ......
It is hereby ordered that the word "report" in the third line of the executive
of August 31, 1905,". providing for an allowance of $5,000 to each members -
Advisory Board of Engineers upon plans of the Panama Canal upon the comr :
of the report of the Board, be changed to "work." 'This.change is made in ordibr' ]
permit the foreign members of the Board to receive their allowance before ret.i..i..9
to their homes pritr to the engrossing and signing of the completed report. A :
The amended order will read as follows:
"It is ordered that each member of the Advisory Board of Engineers upon pla .. ..
the Panama Canal shall be allowed $5,000 payable upon the completion of the Vp&,, I
of the Board. In addition thereto he shall when on duty with the Board beallow !iI
$15 per day for personal expenses from the date of leaving his home until hisretiat.n
thereto including Sundays and Holidays. He shallalso be allowed the actua co0stp.:
transportation incurred by him in travel on duty in connection with the Boairlis...
include cost of ticket by railway or steamer, sleeping or parlor car acconmmodatio,'ii,.::
baggage transfer, cabs and porterage.
"It is further ordered that the allowance of $5,000 to General Davis and Gener i
Abbot shall be increased by the amount of their retired pay for the time during whFb; I
they are employed upon the work of the Board, it being my intention that those meai .
bers of the Board shall receive the same compensation for this work as the other memi :n-
bers and this increase being made toprovide for the usual deduction of retired officerssi'
pay.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT. A:..:-
THE WHITE HOUSE, November 25, 1905.


Order of the President, Dec. 7, 1905. fixing date for holding quarterly session of the Commiasioon.
The quarterly session of the Isthmian Canal Commission for the first of January,,:
next, may be held at the Office of the Commission in Washiigton, D. C., instead &
at the office of the Governor of the Canal Zone on the Isthmus of Panama as provrid
in Executive Order of April 1, 1905, in view of the necessity of the Commission for !
considering the report of the Advisory Board of Engineers, and the impossibility bf
leaving so soon for the Isthmus.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT. ';
THE WHITE HOUSE, December 7, 1905.


Order of the President, Dec. 18, 1905. appointing Miss Anna F. McCormick to position nnder the i
mission.
Miss Anna F. McCormick may be permanently appointed to a position in tfe:..
office of the Isthmian Canal Commission where she is at present temporarilyemployed.'
T. ROOSEVELT.
THE WHITE HOUSE, December 18, 1905.


Order of the President. Jan. 8, 1906, appointing Ralph Whitman to position under the Commission.
Mr. Ralph Whitman may be permanently appointed to the position of Engineer
Draftsman in the Office of the Isthmian Canal Commission, where he is at present:-
temporarily employed.
T. ROOSEVELT.
THE WHITE HOUSE, January 8, 1906.

A. ..
Order of the President. Jan. 12. 1906. revoking order authorizing temporary appointments an.te:
Isthmus. .
Executive Order of November 15, 1905,9" as to appointments to positions in'ti t
service of the Isthmian Canal Commission upon the Isthmus of Panama, is here
repealed. ,
THEODORE ROosEVELT. C
THE WHITE HOUSE, January 12, 1906.
p. 51. Further amended by Executive Order of Feb. 19, 1906, p. 51.
** p. 49.


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EXECUTIVE OtERS RELATING TO PANAMA CANAL 51

.o the President. Jan. 12, 1906, amending civil-service rules applicable to employees on the
":"" Isthmus.
: eVdule A of the civil service rules is hereby amended by striking out all of the
''eat provipipns of Section VIII 91 and substituting therefore the following:
VIII. ISTHMIAN CANAL'COMMISSION.
;Ai officers and employees in the service of the Isthmian Canal Commission upon
.e Isthmus of -Panama, except those who are to perform the duties of clerk, book-
inQter, stenographer, typewriter, surgeon, physician, trained nurse, or draftsman.
|:-o person appointed to the service on the Isthmus of Panama otherwise than
btiough competitive examination or by. transfer or promotion from a competitive
uiition shall be transferred to a competitive position.
,, THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
T.;i' WHITE HOUSE, January 12, 1906.



idterof the President, Feb. 19, 1906, amending order prescribing compensation of members of the board
of consulting engineers.
; In order to more clearly express the intention prompting the issuance of the original
toder fixing the compensation and allowances of the members of the Board of Con-
sulting Engineers upon plaris for the Panama Canal the Executive Order of August
$1, 1905 92 is hereby amended to read as follows:
"It is hereby ordered that each member of the Advisory Board of Engineers upon
plans for the Panama Canal shall be allowed $5,000, payable upon the completion of
".the report of the Board. In addition thereto he shall receive $15 per day during the
rtirie he may be engaged upon the.work of the Board, including Sundays and legal
:holidays, from the date of first leaving home to assemble as a Board until the date
Sof arrival at home after the conclusion of his services on said Board. For the time,
subsequentt to final adjournment, required in closing the work of the Board, in com-
pietingits records, printing its report and appendix matter, and in distribution of the
arne, the Chairman is allowed the same per diem for 15 days additional.
S"Each member shall also be allowed the actual cost of transportation incurred by
i;nm in necessary travel in connection with the work of the Board, to include cost of
! -'tjcket by railway or steamer, sleeping or parlor car accommodations, baggage transfer,
',cabb and porterage.
" It is further ordered that.the allowances to General Davis and General Abbot shall
hbe increased'by the amount of their retired pay for the time during which they are
i.employed upon the work of the Board, it being my intention that those members shall
receive the same compensation for this wdrk as the other members and this increase
hieg made to provide for the usual deduction of retired officers' pay."
THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
'-THE WHITE HOUSE, February 19, 1906.


rof the President. Feb. 26. 1906, amending order prescribing salaries and allowances of Com-
,. missioners.,"
t"he order of the Secretary of War, of April 3, 1905,'fixing the salaries of the mem-
of the Isthmian Canal Commission is hereby revoked and it is ordered as fol-

t Theodore P. Shonts, Chairman of the Commission receive a salary of thirty
and dollars per annu-m;
..jaf Charles E. Magoon, Commissioner, receive a salary of seventeen thousand
hundred dollars per annum;
ilTit Mordecai T. Endicott, Peter C. Hains, Oswald H. Ernst, and Benjamin M.
it.od, Commissioners, each receive as such, seven thousand ive hundred dollars

it the Chief Engineer of the Commission receive a salary of thirty thousand
.per annum; ,

ites Under Executive Order of Mar. 26, 1904, p. 20.



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52 EXECUTIVE ORDERS RELATING TO P*A*AlA CANAL

That Theodore P. Shonts, Charles E. Magoon, and the Chief Engineer A:r l[
Commission be allowed the use of a furnished dwelling house on the Isthmus; thvt
Commissioners Endicott, Hains, Ernst and Harrod be allowed and paid. ltia
actual and necessary expenses while in attendance at the regular or specially dai .i
meetings of the Commission held on the Isthmus, and also their actual traveling
expenses to and from the meetings of the Commission on the Isthmus or at Washimg-.
ton as the case may be; and that Theodore P. Shonts, Charles E. Magoon, and te
Chief Engineer of the Commission be allowed and paid their expenses of travel ~wile
on the business of the Commission.
THEODORB ROOSavai .. "
THE WHITE HOUSE, February 26, 1906.



Order of the President, Mar. 26. 1906. defining intention of order fixing salaries and allowances of
Commissioners.
In order more clearly to express the intention of the Executive Order, dated Th
White House, February 26, 1906, fixing the salaries and allowances of the members of
the Isthmian Canal Commission,9s it is hereby ordered that the Chairman of the Con-'
mission be allowed and paid his actual and necessary expenses while away from Wash-.'
ington on official business of the Commission, and the Governor of the Canal Zoneftad
the Chief Engineer of the Commission be allowed and paid their actual and necessai '
expenses while away from the Isthmus of Panama on official business.
This interpretation shall be effective as of the date of the original order, February
26, 1906, so amended.
THEODORE ROOSBEV.T.
THE WHITE HOUSE, March 26, 1906.



Order of the President. May 31, 1906, prescribing rules under which appointments, transfer., and ppo
motions on the Isthmus may be made.
Appointments to clerical positions on the Isthmus of Panama paying less than $75
in gold per month may be made without examination under the civil service rules.**
Transfers or promotions from one classified position to another on the Isthmus dt
Panama may be made without reference to the usual limitations, but shall be sh.wr
on the monthly report of changes in the service made to the Civil Service Commisson.
No transfer shall be made from the service on the Isthmus of Panama ,to the Oflic
of Administration, Isthmian Canal Affairs, except in accordance with the transfer
rules and regulations at present in effect.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
THE WHITE HOUSE, May 31, 1906.



Order of the President, June 30, 1906, fixing compensation and allowances of Commissioners. .
It is hereby ordered:
That Theodore P. Shonts, Chairman of the Commission, receive a salary of $30,006 0
per annum.
That John F. Stevens, Commissioner, receive no additional salary over that .paid
him as Chief Engineer.
That Charles E. Migoon, Comtnissioner, receive a salary of $17,500 per annum.
That Mordecai T. Endicott, Peter C. Hains, and Benjamin M. Harrod, Comni-
sioners, each receive as such a salary of $7,500 per annum.
That Theodore P. Shonts, Charles E. Magooff, and John F. Stevens he allowed
the use of a furnished dwelling house on the Isthmus.
That the Chairman of the Commission be allowed and paid his actual and necessal
expenses while away from Washington, oh official business of the Commission, amti
that the Governor of the Canal Zone and the Chief Engineer of the Commission be
allowed and paid their actual and necessary expenses while away from the IsthrAb of
Panama, on official business.
Sp. 51.
"* See Sec. VIII of rules, p. 28. This paragraph amended by Executive Ordir of July 17,, 19W, .
53, to read "not more than $75."








BEBECUTIVE ORDERS RELATING TO PANAMA CANAL 53


::That Cosmtissioners Endicott, Hains, and Harrod be allowed and paid their actual
ad necessary expenses while in attendance at the regular or specially called meetings
(iithe Conmission, helc on the Isthmus, and also their actual traveling expenses to
,4o from the meetings of the Commission, on the Isthmus or at Washington, as the
Sw may be.
SAUl orders in conflict herewith are revoked.97
THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
SI^nWS 30, 1906.
(11.30 p. m.; after adjournment of Congress.)




lOrdi of the President. July 17, 1906, making permanent certain temporary appointments on the larlh-
mus.

SAppointments to clerical positions on the Isthmus of Panama paying not more than
i475 in gold a month may be made without examination under the civil service rules. 93
T. the employees named in the list agreed upon by the Officeof Administration, Isth-
':an Canal Affairs, and the Civil Service Commission, who were appointed either
itnmporarily to meet the urgent needs of the service in the absence of available
i"gibles, or were appointed immediately after the signing of the order of January 12,
906, through a misapprehension of its provisions, may be permanently appointed.

V THEODORE ROOSEVELT.

Approved July 17, 1906.

:its of temporary employees made eligible for permanent appointment by Executive Order
I* of July 17, 1906.
I. _______________ ______________ __.


Names.


''We on D. Williams......................
SRi" lh W. Border ..........................
r C. C. Livingston. ........................
tPhip P. Moseley......................
C!!:harles G. Smith..........................
'.jW rles E. Athey ..... ...-..............
Sa Wilson. a .................
mi. Her2 ................. ...........
George A. Marquis ... .............
ouiMs Mantovani.......................
Raobert L. Turner ...................-.. .
Frederick Crisp...........................
C. N. Messelonghites. .............
Lewin W. Walker. .. .........................
Eildebert Rutherford.................
L. Hase......................................
Ralston. ...............................
Wliam D. Gllleepie.-...............
t Fouillebois..........................
a A. Head..----... .. ..........
Booth_ ..............................
J. Kimball.... ................
t Prat............................... ......
blmas B; Colville.--- ...............
A. Fletcher ....................
Padgett. ......... ...................
ties Alfaro ....-.................. ..
W.Fraser.............................
.rAlich. .i...........................
txas L. Cook-------
as L. Cook ......................
V. St. T. Sargent..............
| ldeley Martin ........................
ailos Ames ....................
SKearney.......................
n Canfield.- -.................
R. Hands...........................
.'V ."


Grade.


Copyist ....................
........do ......................
Clerk I ..............
Copyist .-........ .
..........do ..... .......... ...
Clerk III................ .
..........do. .................
.........do ................ ..
..........do ................. .....
Draftsman_ ..............
Mess Clerk ................
Clerk II .................
Clerk IIJ ...............
Clerk I ...................
Copyist ................
Mess Clerk ........ ....
..........d o .........................
Clerk III...................
..........do ..... ...............
Mess clerk ................
..........do ........................
Clerk II........ .. .......
Draftsman...............
Clerk II................
Copyis ..-.............. -
Chief of Division........
Copyist--..--..................
Clerk..-.................
..........do.........................
Inspector of Revenues
Clerk..-----...................
Inspector of Customs
Clerk --.................
.........do .........................
Interne.--....................
Clerk ... ...................


Salary.


$75.00
75.00
83.33
75 00
75.00
125.00
125.00
125.00
125.00
83.33
40.00
100.00
125.00
83.33
75.00
100.00
60.00
125.00
125.00
40.00
40.00
100.00
100.00
100.00
75.00
150.00


Division.


M municipal Engineering.
Mechanical Division.
Culebra Division.
Building Construction.
Culebra Division.
Mechanical Division.
Labor and Quarters.
Mechanical Division.
Do.
Do.
Labor and Quarters.
Mechanical Division.
Do.
Do.
Building Construction.
Labor and Quarters.
Do.
Mechanical Division.
Do.
Labor and Quarters.
Do.
Mechanical Division.
La Boca Division.
Building Construction.
Cristobal Division.
Building Construction.
Engineering Department.
Division Material and Supplies.
Engineering Department.
Government and Sanitation.
Do.
Do.
Division Material and Supplies.
Local Auditor.
Government and Sanitation.
Do.


01MtrSee note under page 19 heredf.
I .S 4xcutive Order of Nov. 16. 1918, p. 249, permits such appointments where salary is not more
Nlta. 6106, conditioned as to time limitation of war conditions.
i .*






54 EXECUTIVE ORDERS RELATING TO PfANAMA' CANAL *"

Order of the Secretary of War. July 27. 1906. amending rule 17 f rules. andl- tracttioati
accounting system of government of Canal Zone.- ...
DEParantni l
*"* .,ias~iCto,, Jrmy1
By authority of the President of the United States, it is hereby ordered
17 of the Rules and instructions relative to the Accounting system of the:.
ment of the Canal Zone,"* Isthmus of Panama, be amended by striking out
words in the paragraph, reading, "such remittances to be made with each
mail dispatch from their respective offices which may convey mail to the T
and inserting in lieu thereof the words, "such remittances to be made with .
one mail dispatch on each day during which their respective offices may be. i
the transaction of business."
Wm. H. TArT,
SSecritary ofWw.I

Order of the President, Sept. 20, 1906. fixing date for holding quarterly session of the Comniu .'
The quarterly session of the Isthmian Canal Commission, which, under the tE
tive Order of April 1, 1905, would ordinarily be held on the first day of Octobew (
may be held at the office of the Governor of the Canal Zone on the Isthmus of PSmi'l
on the 15th day of November, 1906, instead of on the date above mentioned. A. .
STmoDORE RoosEVEL, ':
TEE WHITE HOUSE, September 20, 1906.
"-".... .
Order of the Secretary of War. Sept. 24, 1906, appropriating funds of the Canal Zone gViernmel
school purposes. ...
The sum of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) of the funds of the Gqvernmen ..'
the Canal Zone, Isthmus of Panama, is hereby apportioned to be devoted to bii
school purposes during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1907. It shall be expended.
the purchase of real estate to be used as building sites for schoolhouses, the eeetla
of schoolhouses, rent of buildings for schoolrooms, equipment of schoolrooms li o
school purposes, including desks and furniture, books, maps, etc., and compsensaio '
for teachers. '**. IN
The sum hereby rendered available for schools shall be expended by direetla Ei '
the Governor of the Canal Zone, and.accounted for by proper vouchers. Thegobvertr,
shall report his action under this authority to the Secretary of War.
Wm. H. Tart
Secretary of W .":: .
WAR DEPARTMENT,
Washington, September 24, 1906.

Order of the Secretary of War. Sept. 24. 1906, appropriating funds of the Canal Zone gevernmet q t :
'contingent expenses. -' ..
There is hereby apportioned from the funds of the Government of the Canal:Zi%:
Isthmus of Panama, the sum of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000), to be expendied upia
the order of the Governor of the Canal Zone, in the payment of the contingent i
ses of said Government during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1907. The w
shall report the disbursements made from this fund to the Secretary of War.
Wm. T4 FT,-.
Secretary of Wrni-.
WAR DEPARTMENT, ::
Washington, September 24, 1906. :

Order of the Secretary of War, Nov. 17. 1906, authorizing purchase of Panaman stamps out fSa*
of Canal Zone Government.
Whereas, Section 7 of the Executive Order issued by.direction of the Prdesidewtli
the United States under date of December 3, 1904, provides that, "The authorities
of the Canal Zone shall purchase from the Republic of Panama such stamps as i~he
authorities of the Canal Zone desire to use in the Canal-Zone at forty per centium.
their face value:'" ..
Executive Order of Nov. 5. 1905, p. 44.
*." p. 29.






r EXECUTIVE ORDERS RELATING TO PANAMA CANAL 55

r.jathority is hereby given for the expenditure, from the funds of the Government of
hCawal Zone, Isthmus, of Panama, deposited in the Treasury of said Government,
sueh sitms as may be necessary, from time to time, for the purchase of stamps
the Government 'of Panama for surcharging for. use in the Canal Zone. The
herebyr rendered available for the purchase of stamps shall be expended by direc-
of the Governor of the Canal Zone, and accounted for by proper vouchers. The
: r hall report hisaction under this authority to the Secretary of War.
WM. H. TAFT,
Secretary of War.
:-:WA. DEPARTMENT, .
: Washington, November 17, 1906.
i?,." : .;
S:. Order of the Preside*, Npv. 17, 1906, reorganizing the Commission.
The Executive Order of April 1, 1905,'1T is hereby changed as follows:
,;. The Commission will hold quarterly sessions the first week in February, May,
L August, and November, of each year, on the Isthmus of Panama, and will continue
iieach session as long as public business may require. Further notice of such meetings
shalluabt be necessary to their regularity. The Commission may hold special sessions
Ia:.:t the call of the Chairman. Four members shall constitute a quorum and the action
. of such majority shall be the action of the Commission.
: The Commission, under the supervision of the Secretary of War and subject to the
Approval of the President, is charged with the general duty of the adoption of plans
i4for the construction and maintenance of the Canal, and with the execution of the work
.of the same; for the purchase and delivery of supplies, machinery and necessary
i i plant; the employment of the necessary officers, employees, and laborers, and with
...the fixing of their salaries and wages; with the operations of the Panama Railroad
: Company and Steamship Lines as common carriers; with the utilization of the
..anama Railroad as means of constructing the Canal; with the Government and
iSaiitation of the Canal Zone and with all matters of sanitation in the cities of
P:iFanma and Colon and the harbors thereof; with the making of all contracts for the
;V.nstruction of the Canal or any of its needful accessories; and with all other matters
: incident and necessary to the building of a water-way across the Isthmus of Panama,
,as provided by the Act of Congress, June 28, 1902.
'.?8 The Executive Committee, as provided for in my Executive Order of April 1, 1905,
:ii s hereby abolished.
I:.:n order to promote the greatest harmony between the heads of Departments, and
to secure-results by the most direct methods, the following organization shall be
created:
SThe organization shall consist of the Chairman and the following heads of Depart-
: nments: Chief Engineer, General Counsel, Chief Sanitary Officer, General Purchas-
.ing Officer; General Auditor, 2 Disbursing Officer, and Manager of* Labor and
i uarters. The duties of each shall be 9s follows:
:; 1. The Chairman shall have charge of all departments incident and necessary to
S:the construction of the Canal, or any of its accessories.
i: 2, He shall appoint the Heads of the various Departments, subject to the approval
tf the. Commission.
i3i. TheHead of each Department shall report to and receive his instructions from
..e' Chairman.
4 i' He shall have charge of the operations of the Panama Railroad and Steamship
5. Heshall perform such other duties as may be assigned to him from time to time
Sthe Secretary of War.
A minute ofevery transaction of the Chairman shall be made and one copy of the
oites shall be forwarded to the Secretary of War and another copy transmitted for
-consideration of the Commission at its next meeting.
e Chief Engineer shall have charge -f:
f,. All engineering work relating to the Canal and its accessories.
'. Al construction work on the Isthmus of Panama.
EvThe operation of the Panama Railroad so far as same relates to Canal construc-
w..ork.
p:. Sqe also.Executire-Order of Jan. 6. 1908, p. 72, newly defining powers of the Isthmian
na.Commission and its Chairman.
.AGeneral and local auditor abolished, and Examiner of Accounts created, by Executive Order of
t. 15 1907, p..68' which order also defines duties of the Disbursing Officer.






56 EXECUTIVE ORDERS RELATING TO. PtAN~AMA CA.iAl::'i

4. The custody of al the suppled and plant of the CG-inmia iof siibtheli
5. In the absence of the Chrman from the Ith thhe :Chlef nleef'ilherf
act for him in all matters requiring prompt attentimona,, h action to be p .Bi:
the Chairman for his action, bitt the action of the Chif EBhginee shall be J ;f i
force and effect until disapproved by the Chairman. *.
The General Counsel shall have charge of: ..:......
1. All legal matters pertaining to the Commission, whether in the Urtted S iU:S
or on the Isthmus of Panama.
2. The administration of eivil government within the Canal Zone, and Wb::Si
exercise, through a local administrator, the ailthority heretofore vested in the Gdtet' ::
of the Canal Zone." .
The Chief Sanitary Officer shall have charge of: :;.
1. All matters of sanitation within the Canal Zone, and also in the cities of Panao.a.
and Colon, and the harbors, etc., so far as authorized by the treaty, Ex cutvivet..:
Orders and decrees of December 3, 1904, between the United States and Panama,
relating thereto.
2. The custody of all medical supplies needed for sanitary purposes. '"
The General Purchasing Officer shall have charge of the purchase and deliveryP~ "i
all supplies, machinery, and necessary plant.
The General Auditor shall have charge of the general bookkeeping, of prope ai
accounts, of statistics, of administrative audit of the Commission, and of the accosut-';:
ing, bookkeeping, and audit of the Government of the Canal Zone.
The Disbursing Officer shall have charge of time keeping, of preparation i4tLi:i
rolls and vouchers, and of payment of same.
The Manager of Labor and Quarters shall- have charge of the employment o t JI
necessary labor secured from the West India Islands or Centraliand South Amneicai
countries; of the general personal records of all employees; of all quarters, anddehe ::*:
assign same to all employees of the Commission or of its contractors; and of the openr
tion of all Commission hotels and mess houses. !
APPOINTMENT OF OFFICERS. ."
All officers and employees shall be appointed, and their salaries shall be fixed, by t"he:
Head of the Department in which they are engaged. Their appointment and salartii .'
shall be subject to the approval either of the Commission, or, if' the Commission is not. 1r
in session, of the Chairman.
The employment of laborers where the contract of employment is made in the
United States, shall be negotiated and concluded by the Chairman of the Commissioti.
Where the employment of laborers is effected upon the Isthmus, or outside ofthe" .:
United States, it shall be conducted under the supervision of the Chief Engineer, i
subject to the approval of the Chairman.
CONTRACTS.
Contracts for the purchase of supplies, involving an estimated expenditure exceed-
ing $10,000 shall only be made after due public advertisement in newspapers of
general circulation, and shall be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder, exne t
in the case of emergency, when, with the approval of the Secretary of War, advert.i
ing may be dispensed with. In the making of contracts for supplies or construction
involving an estimated expenditure of more than $1,000, and less than $10,00.1 -
competitive bids should be secured by invitation or advertisement whenever prati "'
cable. .. ..
REPORTS.
The Head of each Department shall make a report upon the work and opje~ tiOt
of his Department to the Isthmiad Canal Commission from time to time and and astk
as may be required by the Chairman of the Commission. .
The Chairman of the Commission will make a report to the Secretary of Vi:at:
setting forth the results accomplished by each Deparment of the work, at least ainf. :ty
and as often as he may deem advisable or the Secretary may require.
The Secretary of War will make to the President a report at least annually and "
as often as he may deem advisable or the President may require.
'a Executive Order of Apr. 2, 1907, p. 65, provides that "the authority of the Governor of Ci
Executive of the Canal Zone, under existing laws, resolutions and Executive Orders, shal be
adtd exercised by the Chairman of the Isthmian Cahat Commissibh." Sudh duties ate lS
by Executive Order of Apr. 1, 1905, p. 35.







BECUrIVE ORDERS RELATING TO PANAMA CANAL 57

I l: Execttive Orders relating to the subject of the Panama Canal, excepting so far
i: *h:hey may be inconsistent with tho present order, remain in force.
.I; : THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
SA Effective this date, November 17, 1906.
T. R.


. Order of the President, Feb. 21, 1907. authorizing transfer of John E. Kidwell.from Isthmian service
to classified clerical position in the United States.


SMr. John E. Kidwell, Accountant (Pay-clerk) at $2,200 per annum in the Isth-
i: ian Service may be transferred to a classified clerical position in the United States.
S* THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
'" TfE WHITE HOUSE, February 21, 1907.
I i_'____

ti ttr of the Secretary of War, Feb. 21, 1907, ratifying action of the Commission in increasing salaries
of employees of the Canal Zone government.
WAR DEPARTMENT,
r Washington, February 21, 1907.
The action of the Isthmian Canal Commission since March 4, 1905, in increasing
From time to time the salaries of employees of the Canal Zone Government is hereby
> approved.
SB'y order of the President.
WM. H. TAFT,
Secretary of War.


SOrdttdof the Secretary of War, Feb. 28, 1907, ratifying acts and resolutions of the Commission changing
laws of the Canal Zone.
WAR DEPARTMENT,
Washington, February 28, 1907.
AH acts and resolutions of the Isthmian Canal Commission passed since March
4, 1905, in po far as they effect changes in the "Laws of the Canal Zone" or other en-
Sactments of the Commission relative to the Government of the Canal Zone prior
'to March 4, 1905, are hereby approved.'"4

By order of the President.
WM. H. TAFT,
Secretary of War.


Ordtrof the Secretary of War. Feb. 28, 1907. ratifying action of the Commission authorizing payment
by Commission of premiums on surety bonds of employees.
WAR DEPARTMENT,
Washington, February 28, 1907.
SThe action of the Isthmian Canal Commission under date of October 7, 1905,
proving a resolution of the Executive Committee passed at a meeting thereof on
.aIlst 2, 1905, providing that the premiums on surety bonds of employes of the
lian Canal Commission other than disbursing officers shall be paid out of the
Fnropriation for the construction of a canal connecting the Atlantic and Pacific
*: oceans, and the action of the Commission at its meeting of July 5, 1906, providing
6 all employees of the Isthmian Canal Commission, including the Government
f.f the Canal Zone, who disburse or collect moneys of the United States Government,
ain all officers or employees required to give bond as provided in the laws of the
t.abal| oZne Government, be required to give bond for the faithful performance of their
A-"suthority of Commission to legislate-was derived from the President's Orderof May 9, 1904,
S. 2, based on Act of Congres of Apr. 28, 1904 (T. & A. 34). This authority ceased at close of the 58th
'ftgries, Mar. 3, 1905. Under order of Mar. 13, 1907, p. 60, the Commission was empowered to
lrinances regulating police, sanitation, and taxation. See also Executive Order of May 13,
jp..L174. giving approval to acts and resolutions passed since Feb. 28, 1907, end sec. 2 of the
Cti na Act (T. & A. 79) ratifying and confirming all laws, orders, regulations, and ordinances
Sand promulgated in the Canal Zone by order of the President.


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58 EXECUTIVE ORDERS RELATING ...- PANAM A CANAL ,

duties, in some corporate surety company "s to be designated by the Chirt t m
Commission, in such amounts as the.head of the.Department under which .i,
employed shall consider proper, are hereby ratified and approved, anything cc
in the "Laws of the Canal Zone" or other enactments of the Canal CommuimsiM
tive to the Canal Zone Government Srior to March 4, 1905,. to the contratI
withstanding. '.A fi
By order of the President.
Wk. H.' T
Seraoary U FI
K.

Order of the Secretary of War. Mar. 4, 1907, placing Joseph B. Bishop, Secretary of the CO"iUi I
n Charge of Washington Office. '"
WAR DEPARTMI, ', .
Washington, March 4, IPO, i
By direction of the President, it is hereby ordered that Joseph B. Bishop, Seoretsl
of the Isthmian Canal Commission, be and is hereby placed in charge of the Wh i -pi ,
ington office of the Commission until further order.
WM. H. TAVT,
Secretary of w't


Order of the President, Mar. 4. 1907, appointing John F. Stevens as Chiirman of the Commission ab i
Liect. Col. George W. Goethals, U. S. Army, as member of the Commission.
STHE WHITE HOUSE, .
Washington, D. C., March 4, 1907' i:
John F. Stevens is hereby appointed Chairman of the Isthmian Canal Commis isisa
vice Theodore P. Shonts, resigned, to take effect this day.
Lieutenant-Colonel George W. Goethals,'06 United States Army Engineers, is herewi .,
appointed a member of the Isthmian Canal Commispion, vice John F. Stevens: .i;
appointed Chairman thereof.
These appointments are made after the adjournment of Congress, and amre.reg.:
appointments. ".
Chairman Stevens will receive no other salary than that which he now recei ai. ''
Chief Engineer, to wit, $30,000 a year. ..., .
Lieutenant-Colonel Goethals will receive compensation at the annual rat'f.. .
$15,000a year, including his pay as a Lieutenant-Colonel of Engineers. The differefe. a
between $15,000 and his pay as a Lieutenant-Colonel of Engineers will be paid oattlf ii
the appropriation for the construction of the Panama Canal.
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THEODORE ROOSEVELT.


Order of the Secretary of War, Mar. 12. 1907, establishing rules for making and recording instruments ;
in writing affecting real property in the Canal Zone.
By direction of the President, it is ordered:
SECTION 1. A deed or instrument in writing executed and delivered between pa .:
competent to contract, and sufficiently describing the property conveyed, asignfbd j"
the grantor, or, if the grantor be not able to write, with the grantor's mark, .a.'
witnessed in every case by two disinterested parties, shall be sufficient in law to.
convey the grantor's title to real estate, or any interest therein, and on and after Jul.
1, 1907, real property shall not be conveyed in any other manner. ..
,"s Executive Order of Mar. 12, 1907, p. 60, prescribes regulations for insurance companies i"R..
business in the Canpl Zone. Executive Order of Oct. 15. 1909, p. 93. exempts from annual fee....
license tax insurance companies whose business in the Canal Zone consists solely in furnishing heiW "
of employees.
1*6 Colonel Goethals appointed Chairman of the Isthmian Canal Commission vice John F. Stetwil
resigned, by Executive Order of Apr. 1, 1907, p. 64, with same compensation as in above order df MIar
4, 1907. Colonel Goethals continued as Chairman of the Commission until its dissolution as ofAp .
1, 1914. on whichaate he assumed the duties of Governor of The Panama Canal. See also act of C -
gress of Mar. 4, 1915 (T. & A. 123), providing for recognition of services of certain officers in coniaecb"
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aiE -21 No deed conveying any interest in real estate, nor mortgage of real prop-
..l shill be valid against subsequent creditors of and purchasers from the owner in
faith, unless the same shall have been recorded with the registrar of the ad-
pismrative district in which the real estate lies.
K"8c..3.- The clerks of the circuit courts of the Canal Zone shall act as registrars
f land titles,"? as follows:
Thi clerk of the First Judicial Circuit Court for the administrative district of Ancon.
T.'e.clerk:of the Second Judicial Circuit Court for the administrative districts of
T.I e dor and Gorgona.
S he clerk of the Third Judicial Circuit Court for the administrative district of
peidistobal ,o .oa
Sic. 4. For the purpose of recording all instruments required to be recorded
u:i" r this order the registrar shall keep a well-bound and substantial book, and shall
g :.eentitled to charge for services rendered as registrar, as follows:
For each instrument recorded, ten cents, gold, per folio of one hundred words.
-For cancelling mortgages or other instruments recorded with him, twenty-five
cents, gold.
For each certified copy of an instrument recorded in his office, ten cents, gold, pei
. fi. ioY E .. ..
SEc. 5. Any document relating to real estate or affecting property or personal
.f-ilati'dns, executed under the Spanish law prior to this order, may be recorded for
Sthe purpose of preservation.
i Effective April 15, 1907.*"8
WM. H. TAFT,
Secretary of War.
WAR DEPARTMENT,
Washington, D. C., March 12, 1907.


O...Order of the Secretary of War, Mar. 12. 1907, extending United States patent, trade-mark, and copy-
.:. right laws of the Canal Zone.
L'. y authority of the President, it is ordered:
SThatthe patent, trade-mark, and copyright laws of the United States of America
h- rehereby extended to and made effective within the Canal Zone to the extent that
S~'afiy patent or copyright issued under the laws of the United States, or any trade-
i; mark duly registered in the Patent Office of the United States, shall vest in the person
i: i'to whom issued or in whose name registered, his assigns and licensees,subject to the
i;. 'protection of the Circuit and Supreme Courts of the Canal Zone, the same exclusive
rightt of property therein that such person would possess in the United States.
: Effective April 15, 1907.
WM. H. TAFT,
W" T Secretary of War.
"',.: .WAR. DEPARTMENT,
.; Washington, D. C., March 12, 1907.


SOrder of the Secretary of War, Mar. 12, 1907, appointing members of Joint Commission.
'By order of the President, Mr. B. S. Ambler and Mr. Montgomery Blair are hereby
2"f4appointed members of a Joint Commission provided for by Articles VI and XV of
7VeTreaty between the United States and the Republic of Panama of February 26,
.: They will be present upon the Isthmus on or before April 4, 1907.
R|S1tley will receive an-alowance of $15 per day for their services from the time they
tI&ve the United States until their return there, and their actual traveling expenses
AjMi subsistence during the same period of time.
W ,. H. TAFT,
f-4., Secretary of War.
A DEPARTMENT,
Waskington, D. C., March 12, 1907.
,t99,. Code of CiviU procedure, p. 90, provides that the clerk of the Circuit Court "shall also
aqA e, registrar of land titles until relieved by law, and shall keep proper books of record which
.,rea sou blgboura be open to the public."
l.!..p. by Extecutive Order of Feb. 2,1911, 9. 104.

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60 EXECUTIVE ORDERS RELATING TQ PANAMA CANAL. 0

Order of the Secretary of.War, Mar. 12. 1907, prescribing regulations for insurmanu compalie doiLn.
business in the Canal Zone.'
By direction of the President, it is ordered: :
SThat no life, fire, accident, industrial, or indemnity .insurance company shaHt :
permitted to do business within the Canal Zone until it shall have complied With
the following requirements:
1. It shall file with the Collector of Revenues:.
(a) A certified copy of its articles of incorporation. ,
(b) A certificate of the Insurance Commissioner of the State of its incorpratpil.
showing that it is authorized to do business in the home jurisdiction.
(c) A resolution of its Board of Directors designating an agent within the Caa l
Zone upon whom legal process may be served.
(d) A certified copy of its last annual statement to the Insurance Commieslonet
of the State or country in which it may be incorporated; and from time to time the- .
after copies of such additional reports as it shall make to the home Commissioner.
(e) A sworn statement, showing the amount of its capital stock paid in, fts surplus,
the amount of insurance it has outstanding, and the number of unsettled or unet*
tested claims pending against it.
2. It shall deposit with the Collector of Revenues $10,000 in cash or current securi-
ties, which shall be available to satisfy any judgment that may be rendered against
it under any insurance policy that it may issue.
3. Upon complying with these conditions and the payment of an annual fee of : ':
the Collector of Revenues will issue to such company a ce-tificate authorizing it wt do
business within the Canal Zone. Such certificate, however, shall be terminable by
the direction of the chief civil authorities of the Canal Zone; but if terminated without
fault upon the part of the insurance company, a proportionate rebate of the license
fee will be made to the insurance company.
4. Each company, as a condition of continuing to do business within the Canal
Zone, shall file with the Collector of Revenues, between January 1 and March 1 of
each year, a sworn statement showing the business done by it within the Canal Zone
during the previous calendar year, and shall pay, on or before March 1, to the Col-
lector of Revenues, in lieu of all other taxes save taxes upon real estate and the
annual fee provided for in Section 3 hereof, a license tax e4ual to one and one-half per .
centum of its premium receipts for the calendar year preceding.
5. The agent of any unlicensed insurance company doing business within the Canal
Zone shall be subject to a fine not exceeding $25 for the first offense, and not exceed-
ing $100 for the second offense.
Effective July 1, 1907.
WM. H. TAFT,
Secretary of War..
WAR DEPARTMENT,
Washington, D. C., March 12, 1907.


Order of the President, Mar. 13. 1907. providing for the celebration of marriages in the Canal Zone.'"
Under authority vested in me by law it is ordered:
That marriages in the Canal Zone may be celebrated by any minister of the Gospel
in regular standing in the church or society to which he belongs, by the judge of any
court of record, or by any municipal or district judge.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
THE WHITE HOUSE, March 13, 1907.


Order of the President. Mar. 13, 1907, dividing the Canal Zone into administrative districts.
Under authority vested in me by law it is ordered:
1.- The Canal Zone, Isthmus of Panama, shall be divided into four.administrative
districts,"' to be known as Ancon, Emperador, Gorgona, and Cristobal. The districts
*" Amended by Executive Order of Oct. 15, 1909, p. 93, exempting from annual fee and license tax
insurance companies whose business in the Canal Zone consists solely in furnishing bonds of employees.,
See Executive Order of Mar. 20, 1913, p. 142. prescribing conditions under which foreign corporations
may do business in the Canal Zone; and Secs, 396-409 of the Penal Code (L. C. Z. 158), relating
to fraudulent insolvencies by corporations.
3* Supersedes Art. 126, p. 44 and Art. 50, Law of 1887. p. 560. of Colombia-Panama Civil Code.
Confirmed and amplified by Executive Order of May 31, 1907, p. 65.
Ali Boundaries of old municipal districts shown.in act No. 7 of the Commission (L. C. Z. 37), whith
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F":i r Ancon and Emperador 12 shall be coextensive with the present municipal districts
of. Ancon and Emperador. The district of Gorgona "1 shall be composed of the present
I-.municipal district of Gorgona and that portion of the municipal district of Buena-
: ''.vata lying south and east of a straight line passing through the center of the Panama
SRailroad Company's bridge No. 38 over the Agujeta River, and intersecting the
Boundaries of the Canal Zone with an inclination of forty degrees east of the magnetic
Meridian. The district of Cristobal shall be composed of the present municipal
District of Cristobal and that portion of the municipal district of Buenavista lying
North and west of a straight line passing through the center of the Panama Railroad
SConipany's bridge No. 38, over the Agujeta River, and intersecting the boundaries
Sbf the Canal Zone with an inclination of forty degress east of the magnetic meridian.
2., In each district there shall be appointed a tax collector,"J who shall discharge
the duties "4 of the present municipal treasurer and Board of Assessors. He shall be
Charged with the collection of license taxes,"5s the assessment and collection of all
ad valorem taxes, the preparation of head lists for work upon public improvements
Sand the issuance of citations and collection of commutation taxes thereunder, the
keeping of the Civil Register, the collection of rents from public and municipal
Property, the execution of leases thereof under direction of the Collector of Revenues,
and in the proper case with the approval of t-he chief executive of the Canal Zone,
the execution of deed therefore. He shall also represenfthe municipality in all neces-
Ssary litigation affecting municipal property within his district, and shall from time
to time discharge such other duties of a public nature as may be assigned to him by
the duly, authorized authorities of the Canal Zone. He shall keep books or rolls
showing all assessments made, taxes and rents due, and collections made, and shall
give such bond as may be required of him. He shall report to the Collector of Reve-
nues and deposit all funds as he may be required with the Treasurer of the Canal Zone.
3. The existing regulations concerning the assessment and collection of taxes and
Sthe enforcement of tax liens shall be followed and applied by the Tax Collector so
far as the same are not inconsistent with the terms of this order. Unpaid taxes of
every character shall constitute a personal claim against the person against whom
they are levied, and taxes upon real property shall, in addition, until paid, constitute
a lien upon the realty.. With respect to ad valorem taxes or other taxes levied by
assessment, an appeal shall be allowed to the Circuit Judge for the district, following
a procedure to be prescribed by the Circuit Judges, by the owner or occupant in all
cases where the assessment may be thought to be unduly high, or by the Collector of
Revenues in all cases where it rny be thought to be unduly low, when compared with
assessments made upon similar property similarly situated elsewhere in the Zone.
For the purpose of equalizing assessments in the several districts the three circuit
judges shall once a year sit as a Board of Equalization.
4. There shall be appointed in each district a District Judge, who shall exercise all
the authority now exercised.by the Municipal Judges,"6 and shall discharge such other
Duties as may from time to time be imposed-upon him by law or executive order.
SThere shall also be appointed for the whole Zone a fifth District Judge, to be known as
the Senior District Judge, who shall sit wherever required of him and who.shall once a
Month preside at and keep minutes of a conference of all the District Judges at which
matters of common interest pertaining to their office shall be discussed. Any District
Judge may temporarily be assigned to sit in any other district. Fines and fees shall
I e accounted for to the Collector of Revenues and paid into the Treasurer of the
SCanal Zone."-
S 5. Public works and improvements in the several districts shall be under the charge
aC., d direction of a Superintendent of Public Works appointed for the whole Zone,
I '"Executive Order of Sept. 12, 1q12, p. 130, changed the name of Emperador District to Empire
.. ISltrict. and consolidated the Gorgona with Empire District -for all judicial, administrative, and
p....plitical purposes.
"Abolished by Executive Order of Oct. 4, 1910. p. 101, and the duties of the tax collector trans-
frred to collector of revenue.
S, Defined by act No. 7 of Commission (L. C. Z. 37).
S s Executive Order of .Apr. 2, 1910, p. 96, provides that liquor tax be collected by the collector of
revenue.
S zSee Judiciary Act (No. 1) of the Commission (L. C. Z. 9); sec. 26, act No. 7 of Commission
(,L. C. Z. 9); Title I, Code of Criminal Procedure (L. C. Z. 175); and Title IV, Code of Civil Procedure.
Jg 13-20. All these references are to authority exercised by municipal judge and municipal courts.
also, Executive Order of Mar. 13, 1907, p. 62, amending Sec. 16 of Code of Criminal Procedure to
S'ead as follows: "Section 16. District judges shall have original jurisdiction in all cases of misdemeanor
wherein the fine that may be imposed may not exceed $100 or imprisonment in jail may not exceed 30
.days, or.both. They shall have jurisdiction of the Circuit Court in cases of violation of Zone or
District ordinances." See also sees. 7 and 8 of the Panama Canal Act (T. & A. 79), relative to the
magistrate courts, which succeeded the district courts above referred to.
Pp. This sentence amended by Executive Order of May 14, 1909. p. 88, to read: "Fines and fees
shall be paid into,the treasury of the Canal Zone."

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who shall also have charge and direction of slaughterhouse and market inspector i"l
shall discharge such other duties of a public character relative to the various dI ift !
as may be assigned to him."8 5
6. Accounts shall be kept by the Collector of Revenues with each distri4ia
public improvements shall be distributed among the several districts with due reg
to the revenue derived from each district. Rents derived from municipal prbpe
shall in all cases be expended upon public improvements or schools within the diso
from which it is collected.
7. Ordinances regulating police, sanitation, and taxation, and any other ma i:tt:
now regulated by ordinance, may be enacted, and existing ordinances 'may: bf-W!
repealed, by the Isthmian Canal Commission, with the approval of the Secretar.y Pf.
War. They may be made operative throughout the Zone, or confined to any partbonl.:
lar district."' ,:I
8. The municipal councils and all other municipal offices ndw existing under theii'
laws of the Canal Zone "' are abolished.
9. The district officers herein provided for shall be appointed and their salaries
fixed by the chief executive of the Canal Zone, subject to approval by the Comrmi2 j
sion.
10. The rules and regidlations of the Isthmian Canal Commission compiled iuder .. ..
the title of "Laws of the Canal Zone," in so far as they are inconsistent with thi:'
order, arermodified and repealed.'121
Effective April 15, 1907. ,,
THEODORE ROOSEVELT. 1
THE WHITE HOUSE, March 13, 1907. *


Order of the President, Mar. 13. 1907, amending Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure of the.
Canal Zone.
Under authority vested in me by law it is ordered:
Section 179 of the Penal Code of the Canal Zone is amended so as to read as
follows:
SECTION 179. An assault is punishable by fine not exceeding twenty-five dollars
or by imprisonment in jail not exceeding thirty days."
Section 181 '" of the Penal Code of the Canal Zone is-amended so as to read-as
follows:
"SECTION 181. A battery is punishable by fine not exceeding one hundred dollars,.
or by imprisonment in jail not exceeding thirty days, or by both such fine and.:
imprisonment.
Section 209 "1of the Penal Code of the Canal Zone is amended to read as follows:
"SECTION 209. Every parent of any child or husband of any wife lawfully charge-
able with the support or maintenance of any child or wife, who abandons or willfully-.
omits, without lawful excuse, to furnish food, shelter, or medical attendance to such...
child or wife is guilty of a misdemeanor." '
Section 342 "4 of the Penal Code of the Canal Zone is amended to read as follow:
"SECTION 342. Grand larceny is larceny committed in either of the cases:
"1. When the property taken is of the value of ten dollars and upwards.
"2. When the property is taken from the person of another.
"3. When the property taken is a horse, mare, gelding, cow, steer, bull, calf, muleI
jack or jenny.
"4. When the property taken is the property of the United States, Isthmian Canal
Commission, or Government of the Canal Zone." .
Section 368 "5 of the Penal Code of the Canal Zore is amended so as to read as..
follows: *
"SECTION 368. Every person guilty of embezzlement is punishable in the manner; -
prescribed for feloniously stealing property of the value of that embezzled; and where
the property embezzled is an evidence of debt, or right of action,-the sum due upon it,
These duties transferred to the Dept. Engineering and Construction by the Executive Order of
Apr. 25, 1908, p. 79.
-" Ordinances enacted by the Tsthmian Canal Commission under authority of this section will ,b
published in reprint of the volume of the Laws of the Canal Zone. See note under paragraph of thbe
Executive Order of May 9, 1904, relating to legislation, p. 20.
Act No. 7 of Commission (L. C. Z. 37).
See note 316, p. 61.
L. C. Z.. 120.
m Ibid., 125.
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ndenced to be paid by it shall be taken at 16 its value: Provided, That if the
zzlement or defalcation be of the property or public funds of the United States,
ian Canal Commission, or of the Government of the Canal Zone or of any
ipality, city or village of the Canal Zone, the offense is a felony, and shall be
.aIhable by imprisonment in the penitentiary for not more than ten years; and
person so convicted shall be ineligible thereafter to any office or employment of
nMor, trust or profit with the United States, Isthmian Canal Commission, or Govern-
.ent of the'Canal Zone."
.iSection 16 "7 of the Code of Criminal Procedure is amended to read as follows:
'"SECTION 16. District judges shall have original jurisdiction in all cases of mis-
in.nemeanor wherein the fine that may be imposed may not exceed one hundred dollars
or:imprisonment in jail may not exceed thirty days, or both.' They shall have juris-
ii.diction of the Circuit Court in cases of violation of Zone or District ordinances."'"8
THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
STnH WHITE HOUSE, March 13, 1907.


SOrder of the President, Mar. 14, 1907, refusing permission to aliens to enter continental territory of the
p United States.
Whereas, by the act entitled "An Act to regulate the immigration of aliens into the
I united States," approved February 20, 1907,'2" whenever the President is satisfied
that passports issued by any foreign government to its citizens to go to any country
other than the United States or to any insular possession of the United States or to
the Canal Zone, are being used for the purpose of enabling the holders to come
I to the continental territory of the United States to the detriment of labor conditions
Therein, it is made the duty of the President to refuse to permit such citi. ensof the
I" country issuing such passports to enter the continental territory of the United States
From such country or from such insular possession or from the Canal Zone;
And Whereas, upon sufficient evidence produced before me'by the Department of
." Commerce and Labor, I am satisfied that passports issued by the Government of
. Japan to citizens of that country or Korea and who are laborers, skilled or unskilled,
Sto go to Mexico, to Canada and to Hawaii, are being used for the purpose of enabling
. the holders thereof to come to the continental territory of the United States to the
1 detriment of labor conditions therein;
; 'I hereby order-that such citizens of Japan or Korea, to-wit: Japanese or Korean
laborers, skilled and unskilled, who have received passports to go to Mexico, Canada
I" orHawaii, and come therefrom, be refused permission to enter the continental ter-
Lritory of the United States.
It is further ordered that the Secretary of Commerce and Labor be, and he hereby
is, directed to take, thru the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization, such
in measures ad to make and enforce such rules and regulations as may be necessary
.t carry this order into effect.
STHEODORE ROOSEVELT.
THE WHITE HOUSE, March 14, 1907.


iPder of the President, Mar. 16, 1907, appointing members of the Commission, and fixing their com-
pensation and allowances.
K iajor William L. Sibert, Corps of Engineers, U. S. A., Major David Du B.
Gillard, Corps of Engineers, U. S. A., and Civil Engineer Harry H. Rousseau, U. S. N.,
A -hereby appointed members of the Isthmian Canal Commission vice Benjamin
ilrod, General Peter C. Hains, U. S. A., and Rear-Admiral Mordecai T. Endicott,
.-: N., resigned.
Major Sibert 10 will receive compensation at the rate of $14,000 per annum, includ-
:: his pay. as Majorin the Corps of Engineers.
,.p-0fte word "at" in this phrase is a clerical error, as the original Executive Order reads: "as its
i lue."
Ip L. C. Z. 175.
.See notes under Executive Order of Mar. 13, 1907, p. 62; notes under sees. 24 and 31 of act
.1 : of the Commission (L. C. Z. 9); and sec. 7 of the Panama Canal Act relating to jurisdiction
!ithe magistrates of the new courts established under that act.
P t epaled by act of Feb. 5, 1917 CT. &A. 149). See notes thereunder, as well as Executive Order
ebi t24;, 1913. p. 34
': "Major Sibert and Mr. Rousseau continued as Commissioners during the life of the Commission.
he itference to in act of Congress of Mar. 4, 1915 (T. & A. 123), providing for recognition of services
te retain officers in connection with the construction of the Panama Canal.
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Major Gaillard '13 will receive compensation at the rate of $14,000 per 4ap I0S I
including his pay.as Major in the Corps of Engineers. ". :
Civil Engineer Rousseau ,Jo will receive compensation at the rate of $14,00 i .:
annum, including his pay as an officer of the Navy. :.
Major William L. Sibert, Major David Du B. Gaillard, and Civil Engineer Hany
H. Rousseau will each be allowed the use of a furnished dwelling house onthe Isthmin:'
and will be allowed and paid their actual and necessary expenses while awayfront. he
Isthmus of Panama on official business.
THEODORE ROOSmHELT, : .
THE WHITE HOUSE, March 16, 1907.


Order of the President, Mar. 18, 1907, amending order relative to allowances for Lieut. Col. Geo. 'i
Goethals, U. S. Army, as member of the Commission.
The Order of March 4th 132 is hereby amended so as to provide for Lieute *ai.r
Colonel George W. Goethals, U. S. A.,' the use of a furnished dwelling house on thilt
Isthmus of Panama, and he will be allowed and paid his actual and necessary expensesu
while away from the Isthmus on official business.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
THE WHITE HOUSE, March 18, 1907.


Order of the President, Mar. 22, 1907, promulgating Code of Civil Procedure for the Canal Zone.
Under authority vested in me by law, it is
Ordered, That the within Code of Civil Procedure shall be in force within the Canal
Zone on and after May 1, 1907.'33
THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
THE WHITE HOUSE, March 22, 1907.


Order of the President. Mar. 26. 1907, authorizing transfer of W. P. Armstrong to any competitCW.
position.
Mr. W. P. Armstrong, law clerk at $2,400 per annum in the Isthmian Canal
Commission, may be transferred to any other competitive position at a salary not
exceeding $2,500 per annum, without reference to the limitations of.the transfer rule.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
THE WHITE HOUSE, March 26, 1907.


Order of the President. Apr. 1. 1907, appointing Lieut. Col. Geo. W. Goethals. U. S. Army, a ,
Chairman of the Commission. a
Lieutenant-Colonel George W. Goethals, U. S. A., is hereby appointed chairman
of the Isthmian Canal Commission effective this date, vice John F. Stevens, resigned.
Chairman Goethals will receive the same compensation that was fixed in the
Executive Order of March 4, 1907,1J4 appointing him a member of the Isthmian
Canal Commission.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
THE WHITE HOUSE, April 1, 1907.

Order of the President. Apr. 1, 1907. appointing Joseph C. S. Blackburn a member of the Commissiou
and fixing his compensation and allowances." "
Joseph C. S. Blackburn is hereby appointed a member of the Isthmian Canal Corn"
mission with compensation at the rate of $14,000 per annum, effective this date.
c* Major Gaillard continued as Commissioner until his death. Dec. 15. 19f. See Executive Order'
of Apr. 27. 1915, p. 212, changing "Culebra Cut" to "Gaillard Cut" in his honor. See also Joint Res "'
lution of Congress of Dec. 22, 1913 (T. & A. 97) for recognition of his services and for relief f hi -
widow.
*" p. 58.
&i Published in book form in one volume. Supersedes the Panama Code of Civil Procedure which
had been continued in force by Executive Order of May 9, 1904, p. 20.
-s See notes thereunder, p. 58.
izs Commissioner Blackburn was succeeded by Maurice H. Thatcher, appointed by Executive Order
of Apr. 12, 1910. p. 96; and the latter was followed by Richard Lee Metcalfe, appointed by Executive
Order of Aug. 9, 1913. p. 150. Commissioner Metcalfe remained until the Commission went out of
existence as of April 1, 1914. These three Commissioners served as Head of Department of CVi
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o' tonnissioner Blackburn will be allowed the use of a furnished dwelling house on
Isthmus of Panama and will be allowed and paid his actual and necessary expen-
'hile away from the Isthmus on official business.
14 TTHEODORE ROOSEVELT.
W WHITE HOUSE, April 1, 1907.


rqf the Secretary of War, Apr. 2, 1907, vesting authority of Governor or Chief Executive of the
Canal Zone in Chairman of the Commission.
f. th n ANCON, CANAL ZONE, April 2, 1907.
y direction of the President, it is ordered:
"That until otherwise directed, the authority of the Governor or Chief Executive
.f'the Canal Zone,, under existing laws, resolutions and executive orders,'36 shall be
vested in and exercised by the Chairman of the Isthmian Canal Commission.
W .' H. TAFT.
Secretary of War.


Order of the President, Apr. 15, 1907, amending civil service rules relative to transfers.
Amendment to Civil Service Rule X.
Section 8, clause (a), of Rule X, is hereby amended to read as follows:
"(a) He must have received absolute appointment and have actually served in the
'lasified service at least six months next preceding the transfer; and if from one
Executive Department to another at Washington, he must have served at least three
.years in the Department from which the transfer is proposed; if to or from the
Interstate Commerce Commission, the Civil Service Commission, the Isthmian Canal
SCommission, the Government Printing Office, the Smithsonian Institution, or any
Other independent bureau, commission, or office at Washington, he must have served
Satleast three years in the bureau, commission, office, or Department from which trans-
fer is proposed; but when, in its judgment, the interests of the service so require the
I Civil Service Commission may waive the three-year limitation in cases of transfers
Sto or from such independent bureaus, offices, or commissions at Washington."
k THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
STHE WHITE HOUSE, April 15, 1907.


Orderof the President, May 31, 1907, providing for celebrationorf marriages in the Canal Zone.
'Under authority vested in me by law it is ordered:
1, All marriages heretofore celebrated in the Canal Zone, by a minister of any
:iHgious society or denomination authorized by the forms and usages of his society
or denomination to perform marriages, or by any judicial officer of the Canal Zone,
Af lt be valid, anything contained in the laws of the Republic of Panama heretofore
Attended to the Canal Zone 37 to the contrary notwithstanding.
.-2.: Any judicial officer of the Canal Zone or minister of any religious society or
enpmination in good standing shall be authorized to celebrate marriages within the
1 Zone; provided that the contracting parties shall first have procured a marriage
se.of the circuit clerk of the circuit in which the marriage is to be performed.
,no such.license shall be issued unless the clerk is satisfied from the oaths of the
vi:es and by other available evidence that the man to be married is not less than
.tq n and the woman dot less than fourteen years of age, and that no legal
ielnment to the marriage is known to exist.
,.The judicial officer or. minister performing the marriage ceremony shall certify
iat..upon aid return the marriage license to the circuit clerk issuing the same,
registration. The circuit clerk shall be entitled to collect a fee of two dollars, gold,
*issuing and recording the return of each marriage certificate.U'
Si::L a-e pte I. p. 19 of this volume.
!i'PS ereedes Executive Order of Mar. 13, 1907, p. 60, and Art. 126, p. 44, and Art. 50, law of 1887,
i4, of Colombia-panama Civil Code.
iore no license required, and only record was in the Civil Register kept by municipal secre-
hrkater, by the tax collector as provided In sec. 2, Executive Order of Mar. 13, 1907, p. 60.
WO nrder of July 3. 1914, p. 177, defines duties of clerk of the new district court relating to
ilenqes and propertyregistry.
tL a 2.fl. 6-s


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66 EXECUTIVE ORDERS RELATING TO PANAMA CANAL

4. Any judicial officer or minister within the CanalZone violating .he provisitaii

Effective June 1, 1907. : :
THEODORE ROOSEVKETi.:;,
THE WHITE HOUSE, May 31, 1907.. ,

Order of the President, June 5, 1907, amending civil-service rules relative to transfer. :
Amendment to Civil Service Rule X." .
Section 8, clause (a), of Rule X, is hereby amended to read as follows;
"(a) He must have received absolute appointrhent and have actually served in the
classified service at least six months next preceding the transfer; and if from one .1
Executive Department to another at Washington, he must have served at least three :
years in the Department from which the transfer is proposed; if to or from the- u
Interstate Commerce Commission, the Civil Service Commission, the Isthmnian
Canal Commission, the Government Printing Office, the Smithsonian Institution, or
any other independent bureau, commission, or office at Washington he must have.:i
served at least three years in the bureau, commission, office, or Department from
which transfer is proposed; but when, in its judgment, the interests of the service" s' .
require, the Civil Service Commission may waive the three-year limitation in case: ;
of transfers to or from such independent bureaus, offices, or commissions at Wash-
ington.
"The transfer of persons in the classified service in offices under the supervision
of one of the nine Executive Departments but established and located outside such
Departments-as for instance, employees and subordinates in postoffices, pension
agencies, customhouses, ordnance establishments, subtreasuries, navy yards, quarter-
masters'establishments, the field service of the Reclamation Service, and other serv-
ices in like position-shall not be allowed where the person whose transfer is proposed
has not served three years in the branch of the Executive Department from which his
transfer is desired, unless the provisions of this section are waived by the Civil Serv-
ice Commission in cases in which in its judgment the interests of the service so
require. Transfers between the Executive Departments or independent bureaus,
commissions, or offices, and the field services shall be subject to the regulationlast
mentioned."
THEODORE ROOSEVELT..
THE WHITE HOUSE, June 5, 1907.


Order of the President, June II, 1907, authorizing transfer of George S. For from Isthmian service to
a classifed position in the United States.-'
Mr. George S. Fox, bookkeeper at $1,500 per annum, in the Isthmian Service, may
be transferred to a classified position in the United States.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT..
THE WHITE HOUSE, June 11, 1907.


Order of the Secretary of War, June 22.1907, amending act No. 24 of the Commission relative to admil-
istration of estates of deceased employees on the Isthmus.
By authority of the President of the United States, it is ordered:
That Act No. 24, enacted by the Isthmian Canal Commission by authority of thl.
President under date of March 1, 1905, entitled "An Act providing for an inexpen-
sive method of Administration upon the Estates of Employes of theGovernment of.
the Canal Zone, or of the Isthmian Canal Commission, who are citizens of the Uniited
States and who die in the Canal Zone, Isthmus of Panama, leaving estates of small
value upon which regular administration is deemed inadvisable," be, and the same s1
hereby, amended by inserting in the third line of Section 1,'0 after the words
"Canal Zone," the words "or the Panama Railroad Company."
Effective July 1, 1907.
WM. H. TAFT,
Secretary of War.
WAR DEPARTMENT,
Washington, D. C., June 22, 1907.
"- Revoked by order of Aug. 3. 1907, p. 67.
*o L. C. Z. 254. Further amended by Executive Order of July 21. 1909, p. 89, to include "all
estates not exceeding $1,000 in value." All repealed by Executive Order of Feb. 5, 1912, p.. 126.







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Hader of the President, July 1, 1907, transferring purchase of material and supplies to supervision of
SChief of Engineers, U. S. Army.
Under authority vested in me by law it is ordered:
I: 11. On and after July 1, 1907, the purchase of materials and supplies for the Isth-
Krpan Canal Commission shall be transferred to the supervision of the Chief of
.Engineers of the Army, who shall maintain -a Purchasing Department in the offices
;i the Isthmian Canal Commission in.Washington.
:: 2. Officers of the United States shall draw no additional compensation for services
rendered in connection with the Purchasing Department of the Isthmian Canal
!Commission.
: THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
:THE WHITE HOUSE, July 1, 1907.



.Orcder of the President, Aug. 3, 1907, revoking order authorizing transfer of George S. Fox to classified
position.
The Executive Order of June 11, 1907,14' providing for the transfer of Mr. George
$S. Fox from the Isthmian Canal Service to the Federal Classified Service is hereby
:revoked.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
STHE WHITE HOUSE, August 3, 1907.

I -

[ Order of the President, Aug. 12, 1907, fixing salary of Lieut. Col. W. C. Gorgas and Jackson Smith.
Under authority vested in me by law it is ordered:
Effective August 12, 1907, the salaries of Lieut.-Col. W. C. Gorgas 142 and Jackson
Smith,1- Isthmian Canal Commissioners, are fixed at $14,000 per annum.

: THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
THE WHITE HOUSE, August 12, 1907.
I. I

Order of the President, Aug. 15, 1907, reorganizing Washington office of the Commission."'
SUnder authority vested in me by law, it is ordered:
1. Offices for the convenient execution of its business within the United States
:shall be maintained by the Isthmian Canal Commission in Washington.
2. The following officers and employees of the Commission and their necessary force
of assistants shall be provided with quarters therein: the General Counsel, General
Purchasing Officer, Disbursing Officer, in the United States, Assistant Examiner of
Accounts, Appointment Clerk, Chief of Record Division, and Chief Draftsman.
3. .The General Purchasing Officer shall provide the necessary offices and their
appointments, and shall have general charge and custody of the same and of the
cipline of the clerical force. Appointments in the United States of Commission
riployees shall be made by him, subject to the rules of the civil service law and of the
inmnission. He shall have charge of the records and archives of the offices, and of
id distribution of correspondence.
.. THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
WTiE WHITE HOUSE, August 15, 1907.
S4si p. 66.
u. Colonel Gorgas continued as Commissioner until Commission went out of existence as of Apr.
S1914. See also act of Congress of Mar. 4, 1915 (T. & A. 123), providing for recognition of services
f...ertain officers in connection with construction of the Panama Canal.
1 .:'a Commissioner Smith resigned Sept. 15. 1908, and was succeeded as Commissioner by Lieut. Col.
F Hodges. The latter remained with Commission during its continuance, and was also among
p tlcers named in act of Congress of Mar. 4, 1915, recognizing services of certain officers in con-
otioh with construction of the Panama Canal.
cutive Order of Mar. 2, 1914, p. 162,provides for a provisional organization of the permanent
ngton Office.

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68 EXECUTIVE ORDERS RELATING TO PANAMA CANAL

Order of the President, Aug. 15, 1907. reorganizing disbursing and accounting
Under authority vested in me by law it is ordered:
1. That on and after August 15, 1907, the positions of GeneralAuditor
Auditor Zs be abolished. .
2. That there be appointed for the Commission upon the Isthmus an E
Accounts, and in Washington, D. C., an Assistant Examiner of Accofunts. :il
3. The duties of the Examiner of Accounts on the Isthmus shill be:
(a) To inspect and examine all vouchers prepared and paid by the Dis
Officer on the Isthmus.
(b) To inspect from time to time the accounts of all officials of the Co
on the Isthmus charged with the care of the funds or property of the Con
and to annually verify property accounts by an inventory of all property..
(c) To semi-annually, or oftener if public interests seem to require, count tiC
in the hands of disbursing officers and other officials on the Isthmus intrustesLdp
the custody of funds of the Commission or of the Canal Zone Government. *" (l
(d) To check up from time to time as the interests of the Commnissioianwrnpih
require, through inspectors to be appointed by him; the returns of laboreriM t
employees working by the day or upon an hourly basis in any of the several.
ments or divisions of the Commission. Inspectors now charged with simsila d jltt
*under the Disbursing Officer shall be transferred to the jurisdiction of theExatliaet
of Accounts..
(e) To check from the appointment records the pay rolls of-employeesengaged ti .~
a monthly or yearly basis.
(f) To examine periodically the general books of the Commission kept bylti
Disbursing Officer.
(g) To keep a record of claims payable to and of accounts and bills receiva W 't
the Commission, and to check against the same collections made by the.Disbh.iMg' I
Officers. It shall also be his duty to direct the attention of the Disbursing Of=y:i
from time to time to unsettled claims, accounts, or bills receivable by the Co 'i .
sion, and to urge their collection. Statements of all claims due the-Commissifi or
a bills and accounts receivable shall be promptly transmitted by the department whe"ni
they originate to the Examiner of Accounts in order that he may have an indepeand
record of the claims, accounts and bills receivable with the collection of which tm
Disbursing Officer is charged. The original evidence or documents supporting'i.h
claims, accounts, or bills receivable shall be transmitted to the Disbursing Ofiteer.b,
collection.
(h) All vouchers for accounts payable or receivable shall be examined and cliecl .
by him as soon after payment as practicable. He shall, also, at a later period .and ...:
promptly as possible after transmission to him ofithe Disbursing Officer's.. accda t.|
current, certify thereon his administrative examination of and transmit the saa~i
together with accompanying vouchers, to the Auditor for the War Departpnient.-j
finalaudit. He shall not, however, keep duplicate sets of vouchers or of the documei
tary or other evidence from which the vouchers are prepared, but may keep voter
register.
(i) If he dissents from any voucher paid by the Disbursing Officer, he shall notehis
exceptions and submit the same to the Disbursing Officer for correction, before ti..
latter's account current is made up. If an agreement shall not be arrived at between
the Examiner of Accounts and the Disbursing Officer, a statement of the unadj4us tl
differences shall be transmitted by the Examiner to the Auditor for the War D.gia#
ment, with the Disbursing Officer's account current: .:,.
(j) He shall also audit the accounts of the Canal Zone Government.
(k) He shall be appointed by and report to the Chairman of the Isthniltf l
Commission, and it shall be his duty to call the attention of the Chairmant .t$ m
irregularities in the accounts-or books of any officer or employee of the Coni i
4. The duties of the Disbursing Officer on the Isthmus, in addition to the' paY :
and disbursement of the funds of the Commission upon properly prepared vouv
shall be:
(a) To assemble the original documents, papers, and other evidence from wi.eit e
vouchers are prepared.
(b) To collect all claims due the Commission or accounts and bills receivabI
(c) To keep property accounts with the various officers upon the Isthmus chr d
with the custody or use of property.
*"Created by Executive Order of Nov. 5, 1905, p. 44. See Executive Order of Jan. 27, i*1tp
155. providing for permanent organization, including Accounting Department. Governor's CirCiirw
No. 660-2 defines duties of Auditor. Paymaster, and Sollector. See generally 656 tb 659 epa e f
circulars.






EXECUTIVE ORDERS RELATING TO PANAMA CANAL 69

c To keep the general books of the Commission, which shall properly classify
expenditures made by the Commission and apportion expenditures and the cost
br and supplies among the several departments in the proportion in which they
: er by the several departments.
STo furnish access at all times to his books, original papers, and documents, to
aminer of Accourits and his representatives.
STo distribute expenditures made by the Commission under the proper appropri-
oB heads.
'I.IllHs books shall show the amount expended by each of the several departments
inng each calendar month and from the beginning of the work, and exhibit com-
ire statements of expenditures for the same calendar month of the previous year.
kf) 'His books shall likewise contain an exhibit of the work done by each department
the Commission, and by the Commission as a whole, and shall show the comparative
b t of doing similar work between corresponding annual dates and between the
i iralA departments.
S() In the total cost of the work, as performed by.the several departments and by
e Commission as a whole, account shall be taken of the general expenditures of the
l mission, whether on the Isthmus or in the United States.
(j) He shall transmit weekly abstracts of the general books to the Disbursing Officer
pWashington, in order that duplicates of the same may be kept in the United States.
;,(k) R'equisitions for public funds shall be submitted to the Examiner of Accounts,
pr notation.
M. The Assistant Examiner'of Accounts, so far as the requirements of the work in
tbe United States demand or permit, shall perform for the Commission in the United
states similar duties to those performed by the Examiner of Accounts on the Isthmus,
And shall likewise inspect the accounts of Special Disbursing Officers not employed
.a the Isthmus, which shall be forwarded to him at Washington for that purpose
to iere transmission to the Auditor for the War Department. Abstracts of approved
expenditures by the Special Disbursing Officers shall be periodically transmitted by
hinit'to the Disbursing Officer upon the Isthmus, for entry in the general books.
'Q: The Disbursing Officer in the United States, so far as the requirements of the
o:k in the United States demand or permit, shall perform duties corresponding to
%,ose of the Disbursing Officer on the Isthmus, except that the general books kept
-Vrt himt shall only be duplicates of the general books kept by the Disbursing Officer
bli.uthe.Isthmus. He shall weekly transmit to the Disbursing Officer on the Isthmus
, abstracts of all payments, disbursements, and collections made by him and state-
entis of approved vouchers outstanding.
:'.,: 7 The original, documents from which the vouchers are prepared shall be trans-
imitted to the Auditor of the Treasury for the War Department by the.several
,Disbursing Officers, with their? accounts current, through the Examining Officers.
4Duplicatesof such documents, however, shall be retained in the offices of the several
Disbursing Officers, as part of the records of the Commission.
S' THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
THEn WHITE HOUSE, August 15, 1907.

aof the Secrtary of War, Aug. 15, 1907. appointing Maj. H. F. Hodges. U. S. Army, as Gen-
S eral Purchasing Officer of the Commission and prescribing approval for vouchers.
ffetive this date, Major Harry F. Hodges, is appointed General Purchasing Offi-
.Ef'the Isthmian Canal Commission, under the supervision of the Chief of Engineers
| te United States Army.4 6
'iRquisitions for advancement of funds and supplies, and all vouchers before
gLret, payable in the United States from appropriations of the Isthmian Canal
mission, shall be approved by the General Purchasing Officer, for and on behalf
:.Chairman of the Commission;. and vouchers for payment for supplies pur-
.I''tlrough'the Purchasing Department ii the United States shall, in addition,
ifid to be correct by the Chief Clerk of the Purchasing Department, who shall
e power to receipt for the supplies.
tie absence of the General Purchasing Officer, vouchers shall be approved by
le who may be designated by the Chairman to act for the General Purchasing
"in :the latter's absence.
action of the President. WM, H. TAFT,
*..1 ., Secretary of Wdr.
DEPARTMENT ,.
S'h al ngtone, D..O., August 15, 1907.
'fee ote 2 undetz Executive Order of Aug. 12, 1907, p. 67, relating to appointment of Colonel
seig member of Commission.
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70 EXECUTIVE ORDERS RELATING TO PANAMA CANAL

Order of the Secretary of War, Aug. 15, 1907, providing for payment of compensation to 'faiaSa
members of the joint tribunal. ;
By direction of the President, it is ordered:
That C. Arosemena and S. Lewis, representatives of the Republic of Paaitl .J
upon the joint tribunal assembled under Article VI of the Treaty between the UntLi
States and the Republic of Panama proclaimed February 26, 1904, during the curteiit
year, be paid fifteen dollars per day for the time actually employed by them as mei- '
bers of the joint tribunal.
Wu. H. TAFT,
Secretary of War.
WAR DEPARTMENT,
Washington, D. C., A ugust 15, 1907.


Order of the Secretary of War. Aug. 17, 1907, providing for payment of traveling expenses of B. S.-
Ambler and Montgomery Blair. members of the Joint Commission.
By direction of the President, it is ordered:
That Messrs. B. S. Ambler and Montgomery Blair, joint commissioners under
Articles VI and XV of the Treaty between the United States and the Republic aF
Panama of February 26, 1904, be allowed their traveling expenses and per diem from.
the time they left Washington until their return to Washington.
Wu. H. TAFT,
Secretary of War. .i
WAR DEPARTMENT,
Washington, D. C., August 17, 1907.


Order of the'Secretary of War, Sept. 4, 1907. ratifying contract between the Commission anr 'thel:
Republic of Panama respecting water rates in the city of Panama.
By direction of the President, it is ordered:
Contract between the Isthmian Canal Commission and the Republic of Panama'
as approved by the Commission June 7th, as modified by the Isthmian Canal Corm-
mission and the Republic of Panama and approved by the Commission Augdst 15,
1907, is hereby approved.'47
ROBERT SHAW OLIVER,
Acting Secretary of War,
WAR DEPARTMENT,
Washington, D. C., September 4, 1907.
NOTE.-The above order relates.to the agreement respecting water rates in the
City of Panama.'e1


Order of the Secretary of War, Sept. 4, 1907. amending liquor regulations permitting sale in restaurants.
hotels, etc.
By direction of the President, it is ordered:
That resolution adopted by the Isthmian Canal Commission at a meeting held ona
August 1, 1907, reading as follows, is hereby approved:
Resolved, That the regulations respecting the sale of intoxicating liquors in the
Canal Zone, approved at the one hundred and twenty-fifth meeting of the Commission
held April 27, 1907,'48 be, and the same are hereby, amended, by inserting at the end
of Section 11, as a part thereof, the following:
"This Section is not intended to prevent the proprietor of any hotel or restaurant,
holding a license for the sale of Fiquor in a room in the same building with shch hot6 .
or restaurant, from serving to guests in the dining room of such hotel or restaurant,
with bona fide meals, liquors sold at his bar in the same building." .
ROBERT SHAW OLIVER,
A cling Secretary of War.
WAR DEPARTMENT,
Washington, D. C., September 4, 1907.
i47 Published in pamphlet form. with amendments.
,* See ordinance respecting the sale of intoxicating liquors in the Canal Zone. (L. C. Z. 257.)






SEXECUTIT E ORDERS RELATING TO PANAMA CANAL 71

r.of the Secretary of War, Sept. 13, 1907, authorizing payment of $15 per day to Ramon Arias F..
S Panaman member of joint tribunal.
.By direction of the President, it is ordered:
,That Ramon Arias F., a representative of the Republic of Panama upon the joint
fnal.assembled under Article VI of the Treaty between the United States and
Republic of Panama proclaimed February 26, 1904, during the current year, be
d fifteen dollars per day for four days' time actually employed by him as a mem-
r of the joint tribunal.
ROBERT SHAW OLIVER,
Acting Secretary of I'ar.
SWAR DEPARTMENT,
Washington, D. C., September 13, 1907.
I!:!" *

&:Owler of the Secretary of War, Sept. 13, 1907, amending tax regulations to permit of baseball, qtc., with-
out license fee.
By direction of the President, it is ordered:
SThat Resolution of the Isthmian Canal Commission of August 31, 1907, amending
2.paragraph 2 of sub-section i of Section 7 of the regulations providing for certain taxes
. and licenses in the Canal Zone, other than for the sale of intoxicating liquors, adopted
E!by the Isthmian Canal Commission, April 27, 1907,,49 so as to read as follows, is
~.Jiereby approved:.
. "SEC. 7. (i).
"(2) Minstrel, musical, variety, and all other similar shows or exhibitions given
under canvas or within an enclosure, $5 for each performance or exhibit ion."
S: ROBERT SHAW OLIVER.
;i.: Acting Secretary of War.
WAR DEPARTMENT,
Washington, D. C., September 13, 1907.


O'pr Oder of the Secretary of War, Sept. 25. 1907, authorizing purchase of bricks from Rogers & Co., of
Baranquilla, Colombia.
SBy direction of the President, it is ordered:
That the purchase of 464,000 sand-lime building bricks of Rogers & Company of
.Bqaranquilla, Colombia, at $14.50 per thousand delivered free of all charges on dock
::.t Colon, Isthmus of Panama, is hereby approved.
ROBERT SHAW OLIVER,
i WR Acting Secretary of War.
WAR DEPARTMENT,*
. 4Washington, D. C., September ?5, 1907.


y4:' Order of the Secretary of War, Oct. 16, 1907. amending sewer and water regulations.
By direction of the President, it is ordered:
SThe resolution of the Isthrmian Canal Commission adopted at a meeting held at
I'Calebra, September 25, 1907, amending Section 5 of the Rules and Regulations
verning the Sanitary Installation of Water and Sewers in the Cities of Panama
"-Colon,'s* Republic of Panama, approved at the one hundred and thirteenth
ing of the Isthmian Canal'Cpmmission, held July 9, 1906, is hereby.approved in
Sform following.:
.ECTION 5. All buildings that are now or may hereafter be erected,abuttingon or
iacent to any street in 'which there is an accessible public sewer or water main,
Il be connected with one or both thereof, as the case may be, and proper sanitary
I. tres installed, in strict accordance with the terms and conditions of these "Rules
Regulations," upon written notice from the Superintendent of Public Works,
permission to omit such connection and sanitary fixtures is specifically given
-.writing by the Chief Sanitary Officer of the Government of the Canal Zone, a
tyof such permission being forwarded to the Superintendent of Public Works by
-.Chief Sanitary Officer. Where permission is not given in writing to omit such
5...See ordinance (L. C. Z. 263).
wSee pamphlets relating to water and sewers and sanitary regulations for cities of Panama and


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connections with sewer or water main, or both, and-spch sanitary fituesa a
provided, the owner or representative of the owner of said premises must,
with the written order of the Superintendent of Public Workl -and make said
tions, and install proper sanitary fixtures, in strict accordance with the terms*
conditions of these "Rules and Regulations" within thirty days from the
of such written notice from the Superintendent of Public Works; and in the
that said owner or representative of said owner fails, neglects, or refuses to
with the said written notice, it shall be lawful for the Superintendent .of
Works to make such connections and install said sanitary fixtures, in accordance
the terms and conditions of these "Rules and Regulations," and the.entire epwi
incurred thereby shall be chargeable against said property,, become a lien tbin
and be collected in the manner in which water rents are colletted. Every
used as a dwelling house shall have at least one water-closet for each family, alsb6
sink and one bath. In a tenement, lodging-house, or hotel, there must beat leasfit~an
water-closet for every 15 persons and one.bath for every 25 persons. All.appica' |'i
for the.installation of water fixtures or for making sewer connections shallbe Si j
submitted to the Health Officer and by him approved.
ROBERT SHAW OLIVE*,
Acting Secretary of Wtr",3|
WAR DEPARTMENT,
Washington, D. C., October 16, 1907.



POWERS OF THE ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION AND ITS CHAIRMAN NEWLY DEIwri: i
The Executive Order of November 17, 1906,'5' is hereby modified as followac.';..!:
The Commission shall hold sessions upon the Isthmus at the call of the Chaiu'aina' |
Four members shall constitute a quorum and the action of such majority shall be the!.
action of the Commission.
The Commission, under the supervision of the Secretary of War and subject toljc
approval of the President, is charged with the general duty of the adoption of pla~" .;:
for the construction and maintenance of the Caral; with the employment and t!:i "
fixing of the compensation of engineers or other persons necessary for the proper as "id .:
expeditious prosecution of said work; with the. making of all contracts for the. ora-c :.
struction of the canal or any of its needful accessories; with the duty of making toith:.,i'
President annually, or at such other periods as may be required either by law .--
the order of the President, full and complete reports of all their acting and doings ait.4
of all moneys received and expended in the construction of said work and in the p.r- W
formance of their duties in connection therewith; and with the duty of. advisingan ~ .
assisting the Chairman in the execution of the work of canatonstruction, withuthe
government and sanitation of the Canal Zone and with all matters of sanitation in tie .''
cities of Panama and Colon and the harbors thereof, and with the purchase and.de-. -.o
livery of supplies, machinery, and necessary plant.
For the proper prosecution of the work, the organization shall be divided by the.
Chairman, with the approval of the Secretary of War or the President, into suchii
departments as seem advisable.1's
Among such departments shall be a Department of Construction and Engineering,: -
which may be subdivided into divisions in the discretion of the Chairman, who wil..
also be the Chief Engineer.
A Department of Civil Administration, charged with the duty of administeing .it
civil government within the Canal Zone. .
A Department of Law, charged with the general supervision of the legal matfi ,.
pertaining to the Commission, whether in the United States or on the Isthmnu..l o
Panama, including the acquisition of right of way and the adjustment of ~i.:..
damages. .."."
A Department of Sanitation, charged with the duty of preserving the sanitatit.
and health conditions upon the Isthmus. *'""
A Purchasing Department, charged with the purchase of all supplies, machinery :
and necessary plant.
I* p. 55. *.
isa The organization as herein modified continued until the permanent organization of The Pan xt
Canal was established by executive Order of Jan. 27, 1914, p. 155. See generally the 660 serie. aJ
Governor's Circulars on the reorganization as of April 1. 1914.
r' See 183 series of circulars of Chairman of Commission for subsequent changes during.the I'f
of the Commission.

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&lepa-tment of Disbursements, charged with the preparation of vouchers and
4dbirse ment of funds for the Gpmmission, and with the keeping of the general
f the Commission, upon thel sthmus.
.V.epartnentof Examination of Accounts, charged with the duty of examining
i aad checking the accounts of the persons charged with the custody and dis-
~j" iEf the property and ffids of the Commission.
iB departmentt charged with the duty of employing the necessary common labor
a 'rComltpiUsion; with the keeping of the personal records of employees; with the
c 't of quarters; and with the operation of Commission hotels and mess-houses.
h of. the foregoing Departments shall discharge such further duties as may
absignaed-to it from time to time by the Chairman; and the Chairman, with the
vaol of the Secretary of Wai or the President, may transfer from time to time
S loutfies from one Department to aiiother."'s
.ithe Hdeads'of the several Departments shall be appointed by and report to the
-airmata'nd their salaries, except as otherwise provided, shall be fixed by him, sub-
g to the disapproval of the Commission.
.Oficers and employes in the several Departments shall be appointed and their
varies primarily fixed by the Head of the Department in which they are engaged,
ieer consultation with.the Chairman of the Commission.
-r.Contracts for the purchase of supplies, involving an estimated expenditure exceed-
g $10,000, shall be made only after due public advertisement in newspapers of
nieral circulation, and shajl be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder, except in
se of emergency, when, with the approval of the Secretary of War, advertising may
ie dispensed with.
4 In the making of contracts for supplies or construction.involving an estimated ex-
nditure of more than $1,000 and less than $10,000, competitive bids shall be secured
invitation or advertisement whenever practicable.
,: he ead of each Iepartment shall make'a report upon the workand operation of
SDepartment to the Chairman ofthe Commission as often as may be required.
'A he Chairman of the Conimission shall make a report to the Secretary of War
Utng forth the results accomplished by each Department of the work at least
11uall, and as often as he may deem advisable or the Secretary may require.
ihe Secretary of War shall make to the President a report at least annually and
fte as he may deem advisable or the President may require.
.All medibers of the Commission shall reside upon the Isthmus, except when on leave
atbseice, which will be granted to members of the Commission by the Chairman and
Tit~he Chairman by the Secretary of War.
in cage of absence from the Isthmus, therChairman will designate a member of
Commission to act in his stead.
All Exedutive Orders relating to the Panama Canal excepting so far as they may
inconsistentt with the present Order, remain in force..
ifettive this date, January 6, 1908.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT.



er of the Secretary of War, Jan. 5, 1908, transmitting draft of foregoing order to the President.
SWAR 'DEPARTMENT,
.W'ashington January 5, 1908.
Ir Dwa. M. PkESIDENT: [ enclose herewith a form of Executive Order for your
-tude, defining the duties of the Isthmian Canal Commission, the duties of the
-riMan iof the Commission, and the duties of the Secretary of War in relation to
j:9i tters. This.order makes substantially no change in the authority of the Corn-
Athe Chairmran and .Secretary of War as now exercised, except perhaps in
Sto a few duties of a detailed executive character which are transferred from
i ssionto the Chairman, leaving the Commission still in general charge of the
action of the Canal, as provided by law. Canal matters have been conducted
*previous Executive' Orders with informal amendments from time to time which
i utive .Order 6f Apr: 25, 1908. p. 79. transfers construction and repair of public works in the
n.. $ i.Sut Public Works to Dept. ngineeriig and Construction, and the maintenance of
S O-litiEhu at lfro Sit.'Public Works to Dept. of Labor, Quarters, and Subsistence. Executive
3S.f tl;1901, Is. 82, effects various changes ip the Dept. of Civil Administration. See also
O.ciu laof the.Cbairman. .. ,

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it is difficult for anyone not very familiar with the history of Canal matters either to
find or understand. For that reason, it seems wise now to cover the matter by a. iW: nb'
order which is not an amendment or a change except as to the unimportant detal
referred to, but merely a comprehensive revision of existing provisions.
Very sincerely yours, :.:T,
WM. H. TArr.
THE PRESIDENT.
Enclosure.

Order of the President, Jan. 9, 1908. providing punishment for vagrancy, intoxication, and disordflry
conduct in the Canal Zone.
Under authority vested in me by law, it is ordered:
That Title XIV, of Act No. 14 of the Penal Code of the Laws of the Canal Zone be
amended, effective January 15, 1908, by adding thereto the following section:
SECTION 293-A.'"s
SUB-SECTION 1. Every vagrant or person found within the Canal Zone without
legitimate business or visible means of support's5 and
SUB-SECTION 2. Every mendicant or habitual beggar foufid within the Canal
Zone;'57 and
SUB-SECTION 3. Every person found within or loitering about any laborers'
camp, mess house, quarters, or other Isthmian Canal Commission building, or any
railroad car, or station, or other building of the Panama Rail Road Company, or any
dwelling or other building owned by any private person, without due and proper-
authority and permission so to be; or peddling goods or merchandise about ainy
laborers' camp or mess house during hours when laborers areordinarily employed at
work, or in or about places where groups of men are at work; and
SUB-SECTION 4. Every person found in the Canal Zone in an intoxicated condition
or under the influence of liquor's5 and
SUB-SECTION 5. Every person who shall, in the Canal Zone, engage in any kind of
disorderly conduct 59s or breach or disturbance of the peace;'16 shall be guilty of a
misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof,shall be punished by a fine not to exceed..
$25, or by imprisonment in jail not to exceed 30 days, or by both such fine and
imprisonment.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
THE WHITE HOUSE, January 9, 1908.


Order of the President, Jan. 9, 1908, providing for disposition of unclaimed freight and baggage.
Under authority vested in me by law, it is ordered:
1. Whenever there shall remain in the possession of any common carrier within the
Canal Zone any freight, baggage, or other property, transported by or deposited with
the common carrier at any point within the Canal Zone, which shall have remained
unclaimed by the owner or consignee for a period of si4 months, and upon which there
shall remain unpaid or shall have accumulated freight charges or charges for handling
and storage, it shall be lawful for the common carrier to sell the sameat public auction,
at some designated point within the Canal Zone, after having advertised the sale,
with a short description of the property to be sold, for a period of three weeks in some
newspaper of general circulation within the Canal Zone.
2. In all cases where any such property is of a perishable character, the carrier
shall be authorized to apply to any judge of the circuit court within the Canal Zone,
or, if the property shall be of less value than one hundred dollars, to any district
judge within the Canal Zone, upon an affidavit describing briefly the property to be
sold, its unclaimed state, and its perishable character, for an order for immediate
sale, upon such terms as to notice as the nature of the case may admit of, and as to
such court or courts as shall seem proper.
*s L. C. Z. 138.
-. This subsection was embodied in the old municipal ordinances.
s, See sec. 1. Executive Order of Feb. 6, 1917. p. 220, relative to exclusion from Canal Zone o
professional begpars, gypsies. etc.
,s1 Sec. 266. Penal Code (L. C. Z. 134), provides for punishment of certain railroad train employeEs.
found intoxicated on the work.
s'See Reports of Supreme Court of Canal Zone, vol. 2. p. 79. case of Canal Zone v. Blissett &.,
McPherson. for interpretation of term "disorderly conduct." as used in above Executive Order.
"** See also secs. 290-291. Penal Code (L. C. Z. 138), relating to disturbance of peace, fighting, pro-
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3. Before advertising the property for sale the same shall be opened by the carrier,
'aid if it. contains any indication of the .owner or consignee, a written notice of the
jidstence of the unclaimed property and of the intention to sell the same at public
auction shall be mailed by the carrier to the owner or consignee, at any indicated
addresss, four weeks before the date of actual sale.
A 4. The residue of moneys received from such sale under the foregoing sections,
'after deducting the accumulated charges for transportation, cost of handling and
storage, demurrage, and the cost and expense of the proceedings authorizing the
advertising and sale, shall be held for a period of three years, and shall be paid to the
.owner of such freight, baggage, or other property, on demand. If at the end of the
Sthee-year period the said residue shall not have been claimed by the owner, it shall
;be paid into the Treasury of the Canal Zone Government, to the credit of the public
School fund.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
S THE WHITE HOSE, January 9, 1908.


Order of the President, Jan. 9. 1908. dividing the Canal Zo r- into three judicial districts.
S Under authority vested in me by law, it is ordered:
That Section 2216' of Act No. 1 of the Laws of the Canal Zone is hereby amended to
read as follows:
SSECTION 22.-The Canal Zone, Isthmus of Panama, shall be divided into three
;: Judicial Circuits.
.. The First Judicial Circuit shall be composed of the Administrative District of
Ancon.
The Second Judicial Circuit shall consist of the Administrative Districts of Em-
perador and Gorgona.r62
The Third Judicial Circuit shall be composed of the Administrative District of
Cristobal.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
THE WHITE HOUSE, January 9, 1908.


Order bf the President. Jan. 9. 1908. providing for fines to prevent Chinese escaping on the Canal Zone
Under authority vested in me by law, it is ordered:
1. That, until further ordered,'6j Law No. 6, of March 11, 1904, of the Republic of
SPanama, as applied and construed by the Executive Decree of April 15, 1904, is
hereby extended to and made applicable to the Canal Zone.
2. The fines provided for in the said law shall apply to any company or individual
i. who shall omit to prevent the escape of any transient of the nationality named in
S..said law into the Canal Zone, and shall in all cases be imposed by the court of the
S..Canal Zone district in which the violation of the law occurs, upon information of the
iCollector of Revenue ot of the Prosecuting Attorney of the Canal Zone.
This order shall not apply to any individuals introduced by the Isthmian Canal
C commission or by its authority, for the purpose of temporarily laboring upon or in
connection with the construction of the Isthmian Canal.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
S...THE WHITE HOUSE, January 9, 1908.


..0Jzder of-the President, Jan. 27, 1908. amending civil-service Rule VIII on temporary appointments.
ARule VIII of the civil service rules is hereby amended to read as follows:

RULE VIII.-TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT.
.. Temporary appointment without examination and certification by the Commis-
sion shall not be made to a competitive position in any case except when the public
'.interest so requires and then only upon the prior authorization of the Commission;
A "Sec. 22 of act No. 1 as it appears on page 14 of Laws of the Canal Zone reads asamended byact
;N6; 19 of the Commission.
.'. Administrative District of Gorgona abolished and the territory formerly embraced in said district
o ted into the Administrative District of Empire, formerly Emperador, by Executive Order of
t12, 1912. p. 130.
repealed by the Ekecutive Order of Feb. 6. 1917. pp. 222. which order relates to exclusion of Chinese
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76 EXECUtIVE ORDERS RELATING TO.PANAMA C~PiAAIL

and any appointment so authorized shall continue only for such period asMY5a
necessary to make appointment through certification of elig ibles 'andinf a caS
out prior approval of the Commission shall extend beyond thirty days froti.i
by the appointing officer of the Commission's certificate; and whelp a vaancy, ic
be filled by promotion or transfer for which the Commission's certificates '..i
required and a temporary appointment is authorized by the Commission un
provisions of this section pending the promotion or transfer, such temloraty a
ment shall in no case continue beyond the period of thirty days, without prior ap
of the Commission. : A :'
2. When there are no eligibles upon a register for any grade in which a. vac
exists and the public interest requires that it be filled before eligibles can be pro .
by the Commission, then the Commission may authorize temporary appin i,
without examination. Such appointment shall continue only for such period M iftl
be necessary to make appointment through certification and in no case Without`Mt
approval of the Commission shall extend beyond thirty days from the receipt bR, .
appointing officer of the Commission's certification of eligibles.
3. When there is at least one eligible and not more than two'eligibles on a r egipt*
for any grade in which a vacancy exists, the Commission shall, upon requisition fiVir:i
the proper appointing officer, certify the name of the one eligible or the names of t.i:
two eligibles, which shall be considered by the appointing officer with a view to#.'ii#::#..
national appointment; and if the appointing officer shall elect not to make pr'....
national appointment from such certificate of less than three names, then if tempotary:
appointment is required it shall be made from such certificate unless reasons sath-
factory to the Commission are given why such appointment should not be zhiA
Such temporary appointment may continue until three eligibles are provide
If selection is not made from the certificate for either probational or temporalyfr'i;
appointment under the provisions of this section, then temporary appoitmaent, S."
required, may be made under the provisions of section 2 of this rule.
4. When there is work of a temporary character, at the completion of which t~i .
services of an additional employee will not be required, a temporary appointment :.: '.a".
be made with the prior consent of the Commission. for a period not to exceed thite 'en
months, and may with like consent of the Commission be extended for a further perid ":.
of three months. Such temporary appointment shall be made through certificati"Bs:
from the Commission's eligible registers unless the Commission shall decide in A.i .:
case that there are no available eligibles. Such .temporary appointment shall S 'i 4
extend beyond six months unless there are no eligibles available for the addition i'":
period or under unusual-circumstances which seem to the Commission to justify'a :: .
extension beyond six months; and in no case shall such temporary appointment exte .: :..
beyond six months for any purpose other than to complete the job of work for wliich
the person was originally employed. The Commission may restrict certificatio'idfi -
temporary appointment to such eligibles as by reason of residence or otherconditi'. :s'
are immediately available.
5. The acceptance of an eligible of a temporary appointment shall not affect fri *i
standing on .any register for permanent employment, and experience gained as .
temporary appointee shall in no way vary the order of certification for permatnent::.
appointment. A temporary appointment may be made permanent when the tei:...:
porary appointee is within reach for permanent appointment atthe time of his t.'i...::...
porary appointment or in case he is so within reach during his temporary seri.::
In such case the probational appointment may date from the time when he biecaiie .
within reach for probational appointment. A person who has been temporarin'.
employed under the provisions of one section of this rule shall not. for that reasod.. be .
ineligible for employment under any other section. Any appointment under sections : ,
1, 2, or 3 of this rule shall be promptly reported by letter to the Commission, as md
with a statement of the action taken for making permanent appointment.. The C. ::"
mission is authorized to inspect the records of any Department or office to aid it.'.. I
observing and enforcing the operation of the provisions of this rule and report it':
thereon to the President.
THEODORE RoosEVaLv,:
THE WHITE HOUSE, January 27, 1908. ..
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Order of the President. Feb. 6, 1908. establishing jury trials in the Canal Zone..
Under authority vested in me by law, it is ordered: :.
1. In all criminal prosecutions in the Canal Zone wherein the penalty of death o..:
imprisonment for life may be inflicted, the accused shall enjoy the right of trial bya: .:




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.tial j of the district in. which the crime shall have been committed, to be
Qe- .S f olows:s
SThe.cleri of the circuit court, the district judge, and the collector of revenue
the administrative district within the circuit in which the crime shall have been
aitted,.shallcodnstitite-a jury commission for that circuit. In the second judicial
ti the district judge and the collector of revenue to be members of the jury com-
Ion shall be designated by the circuit judge, upon this order becoming effective
San'ually thereafter, or as often as a vacancy may occur in the jury commission.z66
PSr.ir to the first day of the term of any circuit court, upon application of the
i.ug attorney, or by direction of th9 judge of the circuit in which the crime
'1hve been committed, the-Jury commission shall assemble and select the names
S d:xtymale.residents of the Canal Zone, between the ages of twenty-one and sixty-
earn good standing and in full possession of their ordinary faculties, who shall
resided.within the Canal Zone for not less than three months previously, and
iho shall be able to read, write, and understand the English language. Attorneys at
awiphysicians, ministers of an established religion, members of the military, naval,
nd police forces, and officers of the Commission of the rank and above the rank of
residentt .engineers, shall be exempt from jury service. The names of the persons so
i~eted.sball be.written by one of the commissioners upon slips of paper, folded so as
'.b conceal the names, in a uniform manner, and placed in a jury box.
i ;4. Tpon the first day of the term, unless an adjournment of the trial beyond the
term shall be granted; the judge shall select from the jury box the names of thirty
jiwors to constitute the panel for the trial of the defendant. The said jurors shall
thereupon be summoned by a written notice, served upon thqm by the marshal of the
iourt, to attend at the.trial of the defendant upon a day named. If it appear that
.any oftlie jurors whose names have been selected are absent from the Canal Zone, or
incapacitated from other cause from attending as jurors, the judge, upon the applica-
n of the marshal, shall draw the names of other jurors and direct their summons
intil a panel of thirty jurors shall be assembled.
: 5.j Upon calling,the case for trial, twelve jurors shall be called to try the defendant in
4be orderin which their names shall have been first drawn for summons by the circuit
ijudge.. Either side shall have the right to challenge any juror for cause, and, in ad-
dition thereto,. the defendant and prosecuting attorney shall each have the right to
'halIfnge arbitrarily six of the said jurors. If the original panel of thirty shall be
, idhausted without securing twelve impartial jurors to try the defendant, the names
i; other-jurors shall be drawn by the circuit judge from thejury box and such jurors
,u=moned until the jury shall have been completed.
6' The jury so selected shall, under the instructions of the court, and in conformity
t'the procedure prevailing in the Federal courts of the United-States, determine
her, 'uAder the facts as proved, the defendant is guilty or not guilty. They
11 conduct their deliberations in secret, and shall return a verdict of guilty or not
~ily, which must be unanimous. Sentence shall be pronounced by the court.
I 7. The circuit judge shall have the discretion to require the jury to be kept together
dapiprt 'from .the public from the time they are sworn until their verdict shall be
limned. If they be kept together, suitable provision shall be made by the marshal of
coprt f.or ieir subsistence and lodging. The jurors shall be allowed a jury fee of
Q .dollars,'for.each day actually summoned to court and engaged in the trial of a
imhal action.'"? The coit of subsistence and lodging of the jurors and the fees
.ie juror's attendance shall be paid from the Treasury of the Canal Zone, upon a
ucher duly approved by the circuit judge.
J It-s:all in.all cases be optional with defendants to be tried before a jury as pro-
dfor' in.this order, or under the procedure prescribed in Section 171 of the Laws
he Caiaal Zone.0 The accused shall, however, in person or through his attorney,
writtentn statemeift with the clerk of the circuit court before whibh his trial is to
4i;,Sec. 8 hereof makes it optional with defendants to be tried before a jury. as provided in sec. 1.
hlttder the procedure prescribed in sec. 171 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of the Canal Zone
C.C ZA.P97).
'4 Executive Order of June.30. 1913, p. 149. amends sec. I hereof so as to include jury trial in all
Sof felonies. See also sec. 8, Panama Canal Act (T. & A. 79) providing that a jury shall be had in
criminal case or civil case at law originating in the District Court on the demand of either party.
..Sec. 8, Panama Canal Act, also provides that the judge of the District Court shall provide for the
o, summoning, serving, and compensation of jurors. Sec. 9 of Executive Order of March 12,
..1063, provides that jurors shall be chosen from imong those residing within the division in
They' are called upon to serve as jurors. See 701 series of Governor's Circulars relative to em- '
called as jurors.
fu 7AL-Lf, the ,Governor relates to employees summoned as jurors, providing that their time
i covered lthout charge against leave.
Sthei CodeofCriminal Frocedure (L. C. Z. 197).
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take place, on the first day of the term for which the trial is set, stating the procedUft :: '
by which he desires to be tried. The procedure having been once selected by the 0
accused can not thereafter be changed, but must be followed with respect to any, ;
future trial of the accused for the same offense.* :
THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
THE WHITE HOUSE, February 6, 1908. i


Order of the President, Feb. 7, 1908, authorizing reinstatement of Douglas B. Thompson with privile
of transfer to departmental service. :
Mr. Douglas B. Thompson, who was separated from the service on the Isthmu n
of Panama by reason of illness, may be reinstated with the privilege of transfer to
the Departmental Service, if it should appear that any Department desires to appoint
him in spite of his physical disablement.
THEODOEs ROOSEVELT.
THE WHITE HOUSE, February 7, 1908. T


Order o( the Secretary of War, Feb. 8. 1908, restricting gold employees to American citizens.1*
By authority of the President, it is ordered:
On and after this date, the employment by the Isthmian Canal Comrmission of
skilled laborers, clerks,land all others who have heretofore been known as gold em-
ployees of the Commission, shall be restricted to American citizens, except whire
American labor or service of the character required is not available.
Foreign employees now upon the pay rolls of the Commission shall not be affected
by this order, save that in event of any reduction in force preference shall be accorded
to American citizens.
WM. H. TAFT,
Secretary of War.
WAR DEPARTMENT,
Washington, D. C., February 8, 1908.


Order of the President, Feb.q21. 1908, authorizing appointment of Edwyn N. Purvis, former Canal
employee, to classified service in the United States.
Mr. Edwyn N.-Purvis, a former employee of the Isthmian Canal Service may be
appointed to a clerkship in the classified service in the United States without regard
to the provisions of the civil service rules.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
THE WHITE HOUSE, February 21, 1908.


Order of the Secre;ary of War. Feb. 27, 1908, establishing ordinance for driving automobiles in the
Canal Zone.-'
By direction of the President, the following ordinance, adopted at the one hundred
and fortieth meeting of the Isthmian Canal Commission, January 30, 1908, is hereby
approved:
That any person driving an automobile in the Canal Zone at a speed exceeding
fifteen miles an hour on straight roads, or at a speed exceeding eight miles an hour when
approaching curves, forks or cross-roads, shall be punished by a fine of not less than
five dollars ($5) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100) United States currency, or .
by imprisonment for not more than thirty (30) days, or by both fine and imprison-
ment at the discretion of the court. The owner of an automobile, if in the car, shall,
be held responsible for its speed; in the absence of the owner, the person actually
driving the automobile shall be held responsible.
WM. H. TAFT,
Secretary of War.
WAR DEPARTMENT,
Washington, D. C., February 27, 1908.
*Request for jury. See p. 294.
See sec. 6, Executive Order of Feb. 2, 1914, p. 158, providing conditions of employment for the
permanent force for The Panama Canal.
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tflrder of the Secretary of War, Feb. 27. 1908. fixing charges to be paid by Republic of Panama for
care of her indigent sick lepers, etc., in Commission hospitals.
", Whereas, by Section 11 of an order effective December 12, 1904,'7, assented to by
he Republic of Panama, it was provided that the Republic of Panama should contrib-
Kite and pay to the United States a reasonable daily per capital charge in respect of
ch person insane or afflicted with the disease of leprosy, or indigent sick, entering,
1Upon the request of the Republic, hospitals maintained or controlled by the United
States, the said per capita.charge to be fixed by the Secretary of War;
SNow, therefore, it is ordered that on and after March 15, 1908, the charge to be
paid by the Republic of Panama for all such patients admitted to the aforesaid hos-
Ilpitals at the request of the Republic be fixed at seventy-five cents gold per day per
"capita.,z7
., ;By.direction of the President.
\ WM. H. TAFT,
I Secretary of War.
SWAR DEPARTMENT,
S Washington, D. C., February 27, 1908.



tOrder of the President, Mar. 31, 1908. amending order establishing jury trials in the Canal Zone.
: Under authority vested in me by law, it is ordered:
Executive Order No. 750, dated February 6, 1908,1'3 providing for a system of jury
trials in criminal prosecutions in the Canal Zone wherein the penalty of death or
imprisonment for life may be inflicted, is hereby modified by striking out of lines I
and 2, section 2, and out of lines 4 and 5 of the same section, the words "collector of
revenue" and inserting in lieu thereof the words "tax collector."

THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
S' THE WHITE HOUSE, AMarch 31, 190&.



O rder of the President, Apr. 24. 1908. amending laws of the Canal Zone making it a misdemeanor to
deface or remove boundary or survey monuments.
Under authority vested in me by law, it is ordered:
SSection 436 74 of act No. 14 of the Laws of the Canal Zone is hereby amended so
i si to read as follows:
r. Every person who willfully injures, defaces, or removes any signal, monument,
building, or appurtenance thereto, placed, erected or used by persons engaged in
:the United States Coast Survey, or Isthmian Canal Commission, or any public
service company within the Canal Zone, knowing the same to be a boundary or
survey monument, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
i.THE WHITE HOUSE, April 24, 1908.



Order of the Secretary of War, Apr. 25. 1908, transferring certain work from the Superintendent of
Public Works to the Department of Civil Administration.
CULEBRA, CANAL ZONE, April 8, 1908.
By authority of the order of the President of January 6, 1908,'1s it is ordered that
constructionn and repair of public rdads, trails, bridges, water and sewer systems'
,its, markets, slaughterhouses, and of other public works and improvements in
t Canal Zone, placed in charge of the Superintendent of Public Works by section
rit the order of the President of March 13, 1907,176 be transferred from the Super-
3 *Taft Agreement,,p. 29. See 618series of Governor's Circulars referring to treatment in hospitals
liExcept that at Colon Hospital the charge is the average per capital daily cost during preceding
i,'p. 76. See notes theretinder relating to jury trials.
.i*L. C. Z. 165. See also 651 series of Governor's Circulars referring to boundary monuments and
Sharks, and Executive Order of Sept. 8, 1911, p. 118, prohibiting placing signs on lands and
.opgry df the United States or Panama Railroad.
:M. ;.par. 5, p. 72.
..^'p. 60. .
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,
intendent of Public Works, in the Department of Civil Administration "I
Department of Construction and Engineering; and that the maintenance
oil lights be transferred from the Superintendent of Public Works, in the D
of Civil Administration, to the Department of Labor, Quarters, and Subsi
at points in' the Zone where it can more conveniently be done by that Depat.

GEo. W. GoETrALS,
ChairfMan and Chief Ew'
Approved:
W H. TAFT1 't
Secretary of
WAR DEPARTMENT, .
Washington, April 25, 1908.



Order of the Secretary of War. May 19, 1908, appropriating Canal Zone government funds fow
tingent experfses, operation of public works, and forschool purposes.
.The Isthmian Canal Commission is authorized and empowered to expend of~th
funds in the treasury of the Canal Zone March 4, 1907, $756.63 for contingent a ":
penses of the Government of the Canal Zone, and the balance for the construction.:
maintenance and operation of public works and improvements and the maintenaauic
of public schools in the Zone.. .....
WM. H. TAFT, '
Secretary of I aw--::l
WAR DEPARTMENT, ,
Washington, D. C., May 19, 1908. .



Order of the Secretary of War. July 3, 1908, amending section 321 of the Code of Civil Procedaurei.
providing for the authentication of signatures.
By authority of the President of the United States, it is ordered:
That Sect ion 321 of the Code of Civil Procedure of the Canal Zone,'" in force under.
order of the President of March 22, 1907, be, and the same hereby is, amended byt1:i:"
addition thereto of the following:
"Provided that the signature of the chief judge or presiding magistrate toajpididciU
record from the Republic of Panama shall be authenticated by the Secretariy -.
Foreign Relations of the Republic of Panama, whose signature shall in turn be:"
authenticated by the Chief Executive of the Canal Zone."
LUKE E. WRIGHT,
Secretary.of iWr.-:E
WAR DEPARTMENT,
Washington, D. C., July 3, 1908.


Order of the Secretary of War. July 6, 1908, appointing Capt. F. C. Boggs, U. S. Army, as Gen pm:
Purchasing Officer and Chief of Washington Office.
Captain F. C. Boggs, Corps of Engineers, is appointed General Purchasing Offirca
of the Isthmian Canal Commission, under the supervision of the Chief of Enginee sp"
of the U. S. Army; and Chief of the Washington Office of the Isthmian Canal Cof,.
mission, to take effect upon tht departure for the Isthmus of Panama of Lieut. Col..
H. F. Hodges,178 Corps of Engineers, the present General Purchasing Officer aid-:
Chief of Office.
By direction of the President:
SLUKE E. WRIGHT, ..,"'.
Secretary of War.:
WAR DEPARTMENT,
Washington, D. C., July 6, 1908.
"7 Code of Civil Procedure, p. 70.
76' See note 2 under Executive Order of Aug. 12, 1907, p. 67, relating to appointment of Colo el
Hodges as member of the Commission.
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-r of the Secretary o War, Aug. 6, 1908, fixing compensation of Everett C. Bumpus and Edwin
: Denby, members of the Joint Commission.
Direction of the President, it is ordered:
That Everett C. Bumpus, heretofore appointed joint Commissioner under
les VI and XV of the Treaty Between the United States and the Republic of
ma proclaimed February 26, 1904, be allowed fifteen dollars per day for his serv-
from the time he left Boston, Massachusetts, in the discharge of his duties, until
return thither, and his actual traveling expenses and subsistence during the same
iod of time.
S,2. That Edwin Denby,- Member of Congress, heretofore appointed joint Corn-
fmisioner under the above-mentioned4Treaty, be allowed his actual traveling ex-
Jie~s and subsistence from the time he left Detroit, Michigan, in the discharge of his
ip'ties-until his return thither.
i / LUKE E. WRIGHT,
Secretary of War.


WAn DEPARTMENT,
Washington, D. C., August 6, 1908.


Pder of the Secretary of War, Aug. 6, 1908, fixing compensation of Messrs. Ponce and Fabrega.
Panaman members of the Joint Commission.
' By direction of the President, it is ordered:
: That Messrs. Ponce and Fabrega, heretofore appointed by the Republic of Panama
upon the joint. Commission assembled during the current year, under Article VI
i4i the Treaty between the United States and the Republic of Panama proclaimed
:'ebruary 26, 1904, be paid, as compensation for their services, fifteen dollars per
.ay for the time actually employed by them as members of the Joint Commission.
LUKE E. WRIGHT,
Secretary of War.
S'WAR- DEPARTMENT,
JiA. Washington, D. C., August 6, 1908.

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i"trof the Secretary of War, Aug. 12, 1908, approving resolution of Commission authorizing Chairman
I.: to direct Assistant to the Chief of Office to approve for payment vouchers, etc.
B By direction of the President, the following resolution adopted at the One hundred
thirty-ninth meeting of the Isthmian Canal Commission, January 7, 1908, is
ey approved:
1:'esolved, That the Chairman be, and he hereby is, emibwered and authorized to
iret in writing the Assistant to the Chief of Office or other employee of the Com-
ion at Washington to approve and authorize payment of vouchers for pay-
.by the Commission, to make requisitions for supplies for the maintenance of
SWashington Office, and to sign such appointments, correspondence, certificates,
... other official documents as may be necessary to facilitate the dispatch of current
uiness at the Washington Office of the Commission, such signatures to be made
the caption "By direction of the Chairman."


LUKE E. WRIGHT,
Secretary of War.


VAR DEPARTMENT,
.Washington, D. C., August 12, 1908.
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:Wofthe President, Aug. 14. 1908, amending section 344 of the Penal Cbde of the Canal Zone,
I'aking gradd larceny punishable by not exceeding 10 years' imprisonment.
ioner authority vested in me by law, it is ordered:
on 344 in of the Penal Code of the Canal Zone is amended to read as follows:
ON 344. Grand larceny is punishable by imprisonment in the penitentiary
dteding ted years."
.. THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
.u WHarITE H1OUSE, August 14, 1908.


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Order of the President. Sept. 10, 1908. appointing members of Interdepartmental Statistical Cs
mittee and defining duties.
The following-named gentlemen, representing the several Executive Departm iits'.
and one independent government establishment, are hereby designated as membersQf
an Interdepartmental Statistical Committee hqreby created, under the jurisdiction ** 1
of the Secretary of Commerce and Labor, for the purpose of promoting uniformity oa.
statistical methods and results, preventing duplications, rendering possible close r
.cooperation, and keeping the statistical work of the government abreast of the mont |
modern methods:
Mr. John Ball Osborne, Chief of the Bureau of Trade Relations, Department of
State; '
Hon. Lawrence O. Murray, Comptrollerf the Currency, Department of the
Treasury;
Major John T. Thompson, Assistant, Ordnance Department, Department of War;
Mr. H. C. Gauss, Private Secretary to the Attorney General, Department of
Justice;
Mr. E. T. Bushnell, Chief Clerk to the First Assistant Postmaster General, Post
Office Department;
Mr. F. S. Curtis, Chief Clerk, Department of the Navy;
Mr. Clarence J. Blanchard, Statistician, Reclamation Service, Department of the
Interior;
Mr. Victor H. Olmsted, Statistician and Chief, Bureau of Statistics, Department of
Agriculture;
Mr. Oscar P. Austin, Chief of Bureau of Statistics, Department of Commerce and'
Labor; and
Prof. Henry C. Adams, In Charge of Statistics and Accounts, Interstate Commerce
Commission.
Hdh. Lawrence O. Murray, Comptroller of the Currency, Treasury Department,
is hereby 'designated to act as Chairman of this Committee.
The specific duties of the Committee thus created shall be as followS:
(a) To make recommendations with a view to eliminating unnecessary duplication
of work and conflicting results.
(b) To make recommendations with a view of utilizing the statistical material in :
one branch of Government work, with reference to the needs or aims of other branches.
(c) To make recommendations with a view of establishing uniform definitions of
statistical terms. ,
(d) To make recommendations with a view of introducing uniform methods.
(e) To make recommendations in regard to schedules and accompanying instruc-
tions relative to any new line of statistical inquiry; to study the needs of thevarious
bureaus and Departments from time to time and above all to test the results achieved,
and to investigate whether they are in harmony with each otherand modern statistical
methods and practice.
(f) To make recommendations regarding the preparation and the place of publica-
tion of the Statistical Abstract of the United States.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
THE WHITE HOUSE, September 10, 1908.

Order of the President, Sept. 15. 1908. appointing Doctors Hopkins and Cunningham without reference
to civil-service rules.
Doctors Hopkins and Cunningham may be appointed as physicians to teach
microscopic work in connection with tropical diseases at the Ancon Hospital on the.
Isthmus of Panama without reference to the civil service rules.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
THE WHITE HOUSE, September 15, 1908.

Order of the Secretary of War, Sept. 17. 1908, changing names of certain divisions under the Departmeit
of Civil Administration.
CULEBRA, C. Z., September 17, 1901.
Under authority of the Executive Order of the President of January 6, 1908,'
the Department of Revenues,'9' in the Department of Civil Administration =- of the
"' par. 5. p. 72.
,', Created by act No. 8 of Commission (L. C.Z. 61).
"', See Executive Department organization under date of Apr. 29. 1914, Governor's Circular 660-10,*
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EXECUTIVE ORDERS RELATING TO PANAMA CANAL 83

I. thrnian Canal Commission, shall hereafter be known as the Division of Posts,
JCustoms and Revenues of the Departfnent of Civil Administration.
i:. The'Fire Department 18j shall hereafter be known as the Division of Fire Pro-
tection of the Department of Civil Administration.
SThe Department of Police and Prisons 184 shall hereafter be known as the Division
i- Police and Prisons of the Department of Civil Administration.
' The title of the head of the Division of Fire Protection shall be Fire Chief.
S:Effective September 1, 1908.
GEO. W. GOETHALS,
li Approved: Chairman.
S" LUKE E. WRIGHT,
SSecretary of War.
,WAR DEPARTMENT,
f Washington, D. C.

SOrder of the Secretary of War. Sept. 28, 1908. increasing compensation of Everett C. Bumpus. member
of Joint Commission.
SBy direction of the President, it is ordered:
SThat the services rendered by Everett C. Bumpus as Commissioner under Articles
'.VI and XV of the Treaty between the United States and Panama, having proved to
P' be in excess of those originally contemplated,-Section 1 of the Executive Order of
,.August 6, 1908, is herewith repealed, and the said Everett C. Bumpus is allowed
STwenty-five Dollars per day.for his services from the time he left Boston, Massachu-
f setts, in the discharge of his duties, until his return thither, and his subsistence on the
.Isthmus.
t LUKE E. WRIGHT,
A Secretary of War.
. WAR DEPARTMENT,
' Washington, D. C., September 28, 1908.
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',Oider of the President. Sept. 30. 1908. authorizing the continuance in the service of George Shaffer.
: Olof Ekedahl, and Willoughby Culbertson without civil-service examination.
SGeorge Shaffer, Olof Ekedahl and Willoughby Culbertson may be continued on
I.- clerical duties in the Isthmian Canal Service without examination under the civil
;:.service rules.
;- THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
STHE WHITE HOUSE, September 30, 1908.


-Order of the President, Oct. 3. 1908, authorizing retention as part of the classified force eight persons
..employed jointly by the Panama Railroad Company and the Commission.
The eight persons named in the letter of the Secretary of War dated September 23,
1908,'"s who have been employed jointly by the Isthmian Canal Commission and the
|Panama Railroad Company, may be retained and become a part of the classified
eoirce of the Isthmian Canal Commission, upon the separation of the work of the two
Hicfies.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
E. TAE WHITE HOUSE, October 3, 1908.


S of the Secretary of War, Sept. 23, 1908, to the President, transmitting draft of foregoing order.
WAR DEPARTMENT,
PRSE Washington, September 23, 1908.
i. .. PRESIDENT,
While House, Washington, D. C.
Si SI: When the purchase of supplies for the Panama Canal first started, the
tion Department of the Panama Railroad Company was used by the Canal
lnti'ssion for inspecting purchases in the United States. This practice was con-
Cireated by Executive Order of Governor of Canal Zone of July 13, 1906, approved by Commis-
JYly 17. 1906. Combined under reorganization in Executive Department with Police and Prisons
r Police and Fire Division.
iCreated by act No. 8 of Commission (L. C. Z. 61). See note 4 supra.
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LU pIJUJAZu.cLCeICLc cuiLICALcy uL sci vAc. 115e aL.ILU Liu I 9cCLoUIuAIucu Uy LUlC vaiaU
of the Isthmian Canal Commission, provided the clerical force can be broun
Civil Service rules. I concur in this recommendation, and respectfully.'reqa .
an Executive Order be issued placing the clerical force of the Inspecting:
office of the Isthmian Canal Commission in AVashington undei Civil Seti !
and bringing into the classified service the following employees of the Washifi
branch of the Inspecting Engineer's office: -

Name. Position. SimI

R. E. Young---- ------------Clerk------.
R E. Y young ................. .................................................. C lerk.... ....................... ............., ..... ,
Barker Place................... ................................................... --........... .............
W H Shield ................................................................ ...... ..do. ................. ................ -.....--. ...- U
F. M. Baker................... .................................... ......do. -.... _-------- ---------
G eo. F. D olan. ............................................................ ... ..........do ............. ........ ..................
Louis Fahnestock, jr ..................... ......................................do ........-..... ..... ..---------......
Brice L. Casteel ........... ........................................... ...........do...- ..----.......- ------- -
Fred G Crusoe................................. ................. ...... M essenger................... ...........

It is desired that when this order s"6 is issued it exempt from examinatatiou.n
Inspecting Engineer who has charge of the above-mentioned force and the InpetA
as in many instances these Inspectors are engaged on very short notice on spr
work and for a short time only, and on the completion of the work'their rviC'
terminated. ..:
Very respectfully, LUKE E. WRitGatj. !
Secretary 4%1f 1

Order of the President, Oct. 3. 1908, amending schedule A of civil-service rules.relating t thbi ki
mission.
Amendment dt Schedule A of the Civil Service Rules.
Schedule A, Subdivision VIII, relating to. the Isthmian Canal Comnmissiouf
hereby amended, as follows: The present paragraph will 'be numbered L'bat ti'
remain otherwise unchanged. A new paragraph, to be numbered 2, to readaasfeil.
is hereby added:
2. One inspecting engineer and inspectors in the purchasing department" .
THEODORE RooSEViL*
THE WHITE HOUSE, October 3, 1908. r ::;


Order of the President, Oct. 21, 1908, amending regulations governing employment of unaskillM
at Washington, D. C.
The regulations governing the employment of unskilled laborers at Wasrb
D. C., are hereby amended, viz:
1. By the addition of a new regulation, to be numbered XI, and to read as fol4
"SECTION 1. The Board, with the authority of the Commission, shallhaveautled..
to authorize:
"(a) The demotion of any person from the classified service to the position ofi
unskilled laborer, and the appointment of such person in consequence of saclhE
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,upo his passing the required physical examination, to the. position of mqre
edikborer,.a statement of duties in every instance to be appended to the
.ofthe Department for such demotion, showing the duties of the person to be
inihis former and in his proposed new position.
) The temporary appointment of a mere unskilled laborer for a period to exceed
y in cases of great and evident necessity."
y adding-to the. concluding sentence of Regulation VII the words "except as
led iii.Regulation XI hereof." The amended regulation will read:
pimeat or employment, for temporary service shall be made as far as
ble as appointments to permanent positions. Where the needs of the service
i the board may authorize the temporary appointment of any eligible or of a
ler.nwfhoseiame is not on any register, blut no person shall render more than thirty
i.ys temporary service in any period of twelve months where appointed out of his
. ,.or outside these regulations except as provided in Regulation XI hereof."
!* ... THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
i :. TI. WIBTE HOUSE, October 21, 1908.

Or 4of the Secretary of War. Oct. 23, 1908, amending order fixing compensation of General Purchas-
ing Officer and officer detailed for commissary work.
[Memorandum to the Chairman, Isthmian Canal Commission.]
.. WAR DEPARTMENT,
W' Washington, October 23, 1908.
.With the approval of the President, Paragraph 2 of Executive Order of July 1, 1907
is. i idified so as to authorize you to pay to the General Purchasing Officer of the
Isthmian Canal Commission, and to the officers detailed in connection with the
anama Railroad for the purchase of commissaries, $1,800 per annum in addition to
ieir: pay and emoluments.
LUKE E. WRIGHT,
Secretary of War.

OC.rder of thp President, Nov. 7, 1908. repealing sections 44, 45, and 46 of Code of Criminal Procedure
:- of the Canal Zone and permitting appeal from judgment of a District Court by defendant.
:i. Under-authority vested in me by law, it is ordered:
1:' An appeal from the judgment of a District Court of the Canal Zone may be taken
i6ifthe defendant by giving notice in open court of his intention so to do at the time
tietjudgment is rendered, or by filing with the court a written notice of appeal within
live days thereafter. The appeal may thereupon be perfected by the defendant by
iing with the District Court or with the Circuit Court to which the appeal is taken,
Stlbondin a sum fixed by the Judge of said District Court or the Judge of said Circuit
tourt, bur not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars, and with one or more suffi-
.ient sureties approved by the court or clerk accepting the same, for his appearance
4id trial upon appeal in the Circuit Court: Provided, That if a money deposit be
eafldein lieu of the board, the amount to be deposited shall not exceed one-half of the
im required in the bond.1'8
2;. Sections 44,45, and 46 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of the Canal Zone are
Iey repealed.'-s .


Fe WHITE HOUSE, "November 7, 1908.


THEODORE ROOSEVELT.


.t of the President, Nov. 9, 1908, amending schedule A of civil-service rules, authorizing certain
S appointments for Isthmian service without examination.
kihedule A, section VIII, paragraph 1, of the civil-service rules is hereby amended
addition of the following words at the end of the paragraph:
Unless he.ias classified by the Executive order of November 15, 1904, in a position
Swas then'and is at the time of the proposed transfer in the competitive service."
mcutiev.Order of Aug. 20, 1913, p. 150, making it lawful for the defendant in criminal
to make a cash deposit in'lieu of bail bond. See also sec. 69, Code of Civil Procedure in re
from District Court to Circuit Court, and Executive Order of Mar. 12. 1914, p. 163 (sec. 6)
that appeals in civil and criminal cases from the judgments and rulings of the Magistrate
the Distrct Court of the Canal Zbneare authorized in like manner as appeals formerly allowed
District Coutts of the Canal Zone to the Circuit Courts thereof.
.I 18.W See also EKecutive O(der of Dec. 30,3 1921, p. 293.


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86 EXECUTIVE ORDERS RELATING TO PANAMA CANAL. ..: J

s amended the paragraph will read as follows: .:.Ij
'1. All officers and employees in the service of the Isthmian Canal Comnli
upon the Isthmus of Panama except those who are to perform the duties of c
bookkeeper, stenographer, typewriter, surgeon, physician, trained nurse, or draft~n
Appointments to clerical positions on the Isthmus of Panama paying less thapiPS
in gold per month may be made without examination under the civil-service ealt.j
No person appointed to the service on the Isthmus of Panama otherwise than thn ii.
competitive examination or by transfer or promotion from a competitive poaiti
shall be transferred to a competitive position, unless he was classified by the E
tive order of November 15, 1904, in a position which was then and is at the tineoF 'ftt
proposed transfer in the competitive service."'8'
THEODORE fAoosEY LT,.,:
THE WHITE HOUSE, November 9, 1908. .
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Order of the Secretary of War, Dec. 23, 1008, amending order restricting gold employees to Americaf
citizens.
By authority of the President, it is ordered: ,
That the Executive Order of February 8, 1908, restricting the personnel of gold
employees to American Citizens be amended to read as follows.
"On and after this date, the employment by the Isthmian Canal Commission iof;
skilled laborers, clerks, and all others who have heretofore been known as gold e~-'!
ployees of the Commission shall be restricted to American citizens and citizens ofi
Panama, except where American or Panamanian labor or services of the character
required is not available.
"Foreign employees now upon the pay-roll of the Commission shall not be affected :
by this order, save in the event of any reduction of force preference shall be accorded
to American citizens and citizens of Panama.'90
ROBERT SHAW OLIVER,
Acting Secretary of War.
WAR DEPARTMENT,
Washinglon, D. C., December 23, 1908.


Order of the President. Dec. 23, 1908. appointing H. A. Gudger as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
of the Canal Zone.
Under authority vested in me by law, and until otherwise provided by law or ori,.
dered, H. A. Gudger is appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court '19 of the Cais~
Zone, at a salary of six thousand five hundred dollars per annum. ,
Effective January 4, 1909.
THEODORE `ROOSEVELT.
THE WHITE HOUSE, December 23, 1908.


Order of the President. Dec. 23, 1908, appointing Wesley M. Owen as Associate Justice of the Supreme
Court of the Canal Zone.
Under authority vested in me by law, and until otherwise provided by law or or- -
dered, Wesley M. Owen is appointed an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the
Canal Zone, at a salary of six thousand dollars per annum.
Effective January 4, 1909.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT. ..
THE WHITE HousE,,December 23, 1908.


Order of the President. Jan. 6, 1909, extending safety-appliance acts to the Canal Zone.
Under authority vested in me by law, it is ordered:
1. The requirements of the Act of Congress, relating to the use on trains of certa
described and approved driving-wheel and train brakes, couplers, handholdst and
drawbars of required height for freight cars, approved March 2, 1893 containedd in
27 Stat. L., p. 531), and known as "an Act To promote the safety of employees fand
"'' See conditions of employment, Executive Order of Feb. 2, 1914, p. 158.
.** See Executive Order of Feb. 2, 1914, p. 158, providing conditions of employment.
*, Supreme Court of the Canal Zone continued to act after new organization went into effect Apri
1, 1914, until pending business was disposed of. See sec. f9 of Executive Order of Mar. 12, 1914.
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EXECUTIVE ORDERS RELATING TO PANAMA CANAL 87

';rvelers upon railroads by compelling common carriers engaged in interstate com-
cto equip their cars with autoniatic couplers and continuous brakes and their
motives with driving-wheel brakes, and for other purposes," as amended by an
approved April 1, 1896 (contained in 29 Stat. L., p. 85), and as amended by an
at approved March 2, 1903 (contained in 32 Stat. L., p. 943), shall be extended to
a:ripply to that Zone in the Republic of Panama mentioned and described in Sectiori 2
f4 the Act of Congress, dated June 28, 1902, and entitled "An Act To provide for the
constructionin of a canal connecting the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans,"
::and commonly known as the "Canal Zone.""9
2. The various appliances for the protection of trainmen on freight train cars, with
reference to running boards, ladders, sill steps, roof handholds, and the position of
brake shafts, as designated in the existing standards of the Master Car Builders'
Association in the United States, shall be used by all carriers in the aforementioned
:Canal Zone.
S3. The equipment and appliances required to be used in sections 1 and 2 of this
1: order shall be constantly and at all times maintained in good and working order,-
by aqy and all railroads engaged in the business of a common carrier and operating
in the aforementioned Canal Zone.
.4. In particular, sections 1, 2, and 3 of this order shall be carefully observed and
obeyed by the Panama Railroad, a carrier operating in the said Canal Zone.
5. All railroads operated and cars used by the Government of the United States
Within navy yards, arsenals, military reservations, government wharves, and any
and all other territories under the jurisdiction of the United States, shall be equipped
with the safety appliances required in the Safety Appliance Acts mentioned and
described in section 1 of this order, and in the codes of rules mentioned and described
in section 2 of this order; and said equipment and appliances shall at all times be
maintained in good and working order."'
6. This order shall take effect not later than six months from the date of the
Spromulgation thereof. "
.THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
THE WHITE HOUSE, January 6, 1909.


Order of the Secretary of War. Mar. 20, 1909. waiving limitations of section 1, act No. 24. Laws of
Canal Zone, and authorizing Collectoi of Revenues to administer estate of'John J. Korp.
By authority of the President, it is ordered:
,That the limitations in section 1 of Act No. 24,1s enacted by the Isthmian Canal
SCommission March 1, 1905, providing for the administration of certain estates are
: hereby waived, in so far as they prevent the Collector of Revenues taking possession
of, and administering upon the estate of John J. Korp, deceased, and the Collector
.f Revenues is hereby authorized and directed to take possession of, and settle the
estate of said John J. Korp, deceased, in accordance with the terms of said Act.'96
J. M. DICKINSON,
Secretary of W'ar.
WAR DEPARTMENT,
Washington, D. C., March 20, 1909.


S Order of the President, amending civil-service Rule X regarding transfers.
;Civil Service Rule X, paragraph 8, clause (e), in relation to an employee proposed
INYtransfer, is hereby amended to read as follows:
S- "He shall not be transferred unless, in the judgment of the Commission, he possesses
.perince, qualifications, or training, which are required for the proper performance
the duties of the position to which transfer is proposed, and which render necessary
the interests of the service the filling of the position by his transfer, rather than by
an.original appointment or promotion in the manner provided by the Civil Service

WM. H. TAFT.
TE WHITE HOUSE, March 23, 1909.
k.7i: W'. & A. 30. .
I" Modified by Executive Order of Mar. 19, 1913, p. 141.
I..;"Amended by Executive Orders of June JI. 1909. p. 89, and Jan. 16, 1911. p. 103, excepting cer-
French equipment.
C. Z. 254.
Si:Repealed by Executive Order of Feb. 5, 1912, p. 126.

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Order of the Secretary of War. May 14, 1909. amending order dividing the Canal Zohe'into:
trative districts to provide that fines and fees shall be paid into Zone treasiue.
By authority of the President of the United States:
It is ordered that the Executive Order of March 13, 1907, effective April:15, :
ing the Canal Zone into four administrative districts, be amended so that :|
sentence of the 4th paragraph will read: "Fines and fees shall be piail d"'t
treasury of the Canal Zone."
J. M. DICKIxsoN,
Secretary 1t ar
CULEBRA, CANAL ZONE, May 14, 1909. S .... WGJ(..
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Order of the President, May 22. 1909, providing that when certain holidays fall on Sunday .*Gowt :i
ment offices will close on the following Monday, except where State laws fix a different day for ibli
holiday." ,
It is hereby ordered that all offices of the Government, arsenals, navy yards -a4!1::
stations, and other Government establishments shall, whefi the first day of Janu4a#it|
the twenty-second day of February, the thirtieth day of May, the fourth day of. 'l
and the twenty-fifth day of December, fall on the first day of the week, com Qt1.
called Sunday, be closed to public business on the following Monday and that:
employees in the public service, wherever employed, who would be excused from ill"
on the above-named days be excused on the following Monday when said days fai
the first day of the week, commonly called Sunday, excepting that where a State Ji!:.:,,
fixes for a holiday another day than the Monday following such legal ,holday,t" ii
Government offices and other Government establishments situated in such Stat.... :;
shall close and employees in the public service shall be excused on that day whaicosfci
in conformity to State law. .
Wit. H. ThIt 4"
THE WHITE HOUSE, May 22, 1909. ..'



Order of the President, June 8. 1909, fixing four hours on Saturdays dating Jul,. August. and i !
member as a day's work in the Federal public service." ;
It is hereby ordered that on Saturdays during July, August and September, i:.,i"
further notice, four hours exclusive of time for luncheon shall constitute as t ,d
work for all employees in the Federal.public service, wherever employed; a` iW;
departmental or other orders in conflict"with this order are hereby revoked, esi
as to the naval stations named in the executive order of April 4, 1908. p:
Wmu. -H. TAlf
THE WHITE HOUSE, June 8, 1909. Wiv a
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L. C. Z. .
*s p. 60. .l
', Act No. 11 of the Commission (L. C. Z. 89), as amended by resolution of Coimission of Msay -2-
1907, relates to legal holidays in the Canal Zone.
's Superseded by Executive Order of June 25. 1909, p. 89. which was amended by Exeti 4':'it W .
of July 16, 1909, p. 89. so as not to apply to employees on the Isthmus of Panama. .,:






: EXECUTIVE ORDERS RELATING TO PANAMA CANAL 89

i:of the Preddent,Jupe 11, 1909, amending order extending safety-appliance acts to the Canal Zone.
tiider authority vested in me by law, it is ordered:
i gph 6 of. Executive Order No. 1002, dated January 6, 1909,20, is hereby
t^.edPas. follows:
_Ji. This order shall take effect not later than six months from the date of the
Ewifgation thereof, except for the use of old French dump cars in use on the
ma Canal, including also the couplers of locomotives necessary to operate them,
il July 1, 1910, after which date it shall likewise apply to this equipment. "'3a
n WM. H. TAFT.
aTHE WHITE HOUSE, Juwe 11, 1909.


"Order of the President, June 25. 1909, superseding order fixing hours of work in the Federal service
on Saturday during three months in the year.
"The following Order will supersede that of June 8, 1909,203 as to hours of labor on
Saturday during the months mentioned:
-.It is hereby ordered that, during the months of July, August and September of
iach year,- until further notice, four hours, exclusive of time for luncheon, shall
c;'onstitute a day's work on Saturdays for all clerks and other employees of the Federal
-Government, wherever employed; and all Executive or other orders in conflict here-
iwith, except the Executive Order of April 4, 1908, relating to certain naval stations,
|are hereby revoked.
S'Provided, however, that this Order shall not apply to any bureau or office of the
I:Government, or to any of the clerks'or other employees thereof, that may for special
Public reasons be excepted therefrom by the head of the Department having super-
Svision or control of such bureau or office, or where the same would be inconsistent
I with the provisions of existing law. 204 t
W H. TAFT.
STHE WHITE HOUSE, June 25, 1909.


V:!Order of the President, July 16, 1909. providing that the two orders fixing hours for work on Saturdays
in July, August, ana September shall not apply to Isthmian employees.
.:It is hereby ordered that Executive Order No. 1084, made June 8, 1909,,20 and
jExecutive Order No. 1096, made June 25, 1909,206 shall have no application to em-
I- ployes upon the Isthmus of Panama.
WM. H. TAFT.
THE WHITE HOUSE, July 16, 1909.
| -i: : .. ..

O..'tderof the Secretary of War. July 21. 1909. extending authority of the Collector of Revenues to
S. administer estates not exceeding $1,000 in value.
By authority of the President of the United States it is ordered:
SThat the authority of the Collector of Revenues under Act No. 24 of the Laws of the
aanal Zone,117 entitled "An Act providing for an inexpensive method of Administra-
tfn upon the Estates of Employees of the Government of the Canal Zone, or of the
rsthmian Canal Commission, who are citizens of the United States and who die in the
aaal Zone, Isthmus of Panama, leaving estates of small value upon which regular
2l.dainistration is deemed inadvisable," enacted by the Isthmian Canal Commis.
.' Miarch 1, 1905, he, and the same is hereby extended to include all estates of the
aaracter described intaid act as amended by the Executive Order of June 22, 1907,2"*
~ich donot exceed in value the sum of one thousand dollars.20
.J. M. DICKINSON,
;ARn DEPARTMENT, Secretary of War.
Washington, D. C., July 21, 1909.
..:q 86.
Irtheramended by Executive Order of Jan. 16, 1911, p. 103, excepting gravel cars up to July 1.

tive Order of July 16, 1909, p. 89, provided that above order shall not apply to employees
Isthmus of Panama.

Z. 2.54..
f which extended provisions of act to include employees of the Panama RAilroad.
Sl ntrioaed repealed by Executive Order of Feb. 5, 1912. p. 126.



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90 EXECUTIVE ORDERS RELATING TO PANAMA CANAL

Order of the President. July 30, 1909. authorizing diminution of time for good behavior fo
in the Canal Zone penitentiary. : ,,i
Under authority vested in me by law, it is ordered: '.
That every convict who is now or who may hereafter be confined in the CaaiM
penitentiary =" under sentence for a definite time, and who shall have no infru
of the rules and regulations of the penitentiary or laws of the Canal Zone
against him, and who performs the duties assigned to him in a faithful, orderly-
peaceable manner, shall be entitled to the diminution of time from his sentence
follows: For the first year, one month; for the second year, two months; fBtti
third year, three months; for the fourth year, four months; for. the fifth year;fi E
months; for the sixth and each succeeding year, six months; and pro rata for a
part of a year, where the sentence is for more or less than a year.
In case any convict shall be guilty of the violatibn of any of the rules or egulat
of the penitentiary or laws of the Canal Zone as above provided, and has beacon
entitled to any diminution of his sentence by the provisions aforesaid, he shall fortt
first offense forfeit; if he has made so much, two days; for the second offer j
four days; for the third offense, eight days; for the fourth offense, sixteen d
and in addition thereto, whatever number of days, more than one, that he is in pun
ment, shall also be forfeited; for more than four offenses, the warden shall have powef
to deprive him, at his discretion, of any portion or all of the diminution of sente~iCF
that he may have earned, but not less than as provided for the fourth offense: PrFi
vided, That the Chief Executive of the Canal Zone shall have the power to restore t: .:
any convict any diminution of sentence forfeited by him."z
Whenever any convict is or has been committed under several convictions, witeh;.:,
separate sentences, they shall be construed as one continuous sentence, in the granting: 'i
or forfeiting of diminution of sentence.2"2
The warden, in computing the diminution of sentence of any convict-now in the.
penitentiary, shall allow hin for the unexpired portion of his sentence, the same asi
if this order Pad been in effect at the commencement of his sentence, but shall nit
allow him for the portion of his sentence already served.WJ
WM. H. TAFT.
THE WHITE HOUSE, July 30, 1909.

Order of the President. July 30, 1909, fixing punishment for murder in the first and second degrees
Under authority vested in me by law, it is ordered: That Sectiofi 149 4 of Act
No. 14 of the Laws of the Canal Zone is amended to read as follows:
"SEC. 149. Every person guilty of murder in the first degree shall suffer death:
or if there be extenuating circumstances, confinement in the penitentiary for .life; "
and every person guilty of murder in the second degrte is punishable by imprisatn
ment in the penitentiary not less than ten years."
Wm. H. TAFT.
THE WHITE HOUSE, July30, 1909.


Tonnage Dues-Revocation of Proclamations.
&By the President of the United States of A merica-A Proclamation:
Whereas by proclamations of the President of the United States dated Jaquary
thirty-first, eighteen hundred and eighty-five, February twenty-sixth, eighteen hun-
dred and eighty-five, September ninth, eighteen hundred and eighty-five, April
twenty-second, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, April sixteenth, eighteen hundred
*.' Penitentiary established by act No. 12 of Commission (L. C. Z. 90).
1, Executive Order of May 9. 1904. p. 20. authorized Governor of Canal Zone to grant reprieves
and pardons. Under authority of sec. 7 of the Panama Canal Act (T. & A. 79), the President issued-
Executive Order of May 13, 1914. p. 174. relating to pardons. commutations, remission of fines, and
authorizing the Governor to establish regulations affecting the welfare of prisoners.
"I Sec. 27 of Penal Code. (L. C. Z. 96) provides that when a person is convicted of twoormorecrimes.
the imprisonment to which he is sentenced upon the second or other subsequent conviction must com-.
mence at the termination of the first term. or at the termination of second or other subsequent term .t
imprisonment, as the case may be.
i Sec. 28 of Penal Code (L. C. Z. 96), provides that the term of imprisonment commences to. rn
only upon the actual delivery of the defendant at the place of imprisonment; and, if thereafter during
such term the defendant by any legal means is temporarily released from such imprisonment asa
subsequently returned thereto. the time during which he was at large must npt be computed as part f
such term.
"*L. C. Z. 116.
"s In the case of Canal Zone v. Zaldivar, p. 227, vol. 2, Sup. Ct. Rept. C. Z., the court held thatthe
provisions: "Every person guilty of murder in the first degree shall suffer death, or if there beeztenu-
ating circumstances, confinement in the penitentiary for life," leaves to the discretion of the trial court"
the fixing of the penalty.
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EXECUTIVE ORDERS RELATING TO PANAMA CANAL 91

.~ieighty-eight, May second, eighteen hundred and ninety-four and July nineteenth,
eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, the President did thereby declare and proclaim
ofimn and after the dates of his said Proclamations, respectively, the suspension of the
actionon of the whole of the duty on tonnage now imposed by Section eleven of the
ict of Congress approved June nineteenth, eighteen hundred and eighty-six, entitled
.:.An Act to abolish certain fees for official services to American vessels and to amend
iP laws relating, to shipping commissioners, seamen and owners of vessels, and for
either purposes," amending Section fourteen of the Act of Congress approved June
,*wenty-sixth, eighteen hundred and eighty-four, entitled "An Act to remove certain
:urdes' on the American.-merchant marine and encourage the American foreign
carryingg trade, and for other purposes," upon vessels entered in ports of the United
: .States from ports in the Province of Ontario in the Dominion of Canada; ports in the
island of Monserrat.in the West Indies; the ports of Panama and Aspinwall (Colon);
p-ort of San Juan del Norte (Greytown), Nicaragua; port of Boca del Toro, United
SStates of Colombia; ports in the Kingdom of the Netherlands; free portsof the Dutch
East Indies; ports in the island of Guadeloupe, French West India Islands; ports
in the island of Geenada, British West India Islands; and the port of Copenhagen,
SDenmark, respect ively;
And Whereas, Section thirty-six of the Act of Congress approved August fifth,
nineteen hundred and nine, entitled an "Act to provide revenue, equalize duties and
Encourage the industries of the United States, and for other purposes," will repeal,
sixty days after the approval of said Act, section eleven of the Act of Congress ap-
Sproved June nineteenth, eighteen hundred and eighty-six, aforesaid, amending Sec-
tion fourteen of the Act of Congress approved June twenty-sixth, eighteen hundred
and eighty-four, aforesaid, by virtue of which the proclamations 'aforesaid were is-
Ssued and have continued in force and effect;
And Whereas, Section thirty-six of the Act of Congress approved August fifth,
Nineteen hundred and nine, provides the rates of tonnage duty which shall be imposed
on and after October fifth, nineteen hundred and nine, upon vessels which shall be
entered in any port of the United States;
SNow, therefore, I, William Howard Taft, President of the United States of America,
pursuance of the aforesaid Section thirty-six of the Act aforesaid, do hereby revoke'
the said proclamations of January thirty-first, eighteen hundred and eighty-five,
I February twenty-sixth, eighteen hundred and eighty-five, September ninth, eighteen
Hundred and eighty-five, April twenty-second, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven,
.April sixteenth, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, May second, eighteen hundred
, and ninety-four, and July nineteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, suspending
i. the collection of tonnage taxes upon vessels entered in ports of the United States
Ir from ports in the Province of Ontario, in-the Dominion of Canada; ports in the island
.of Monserrat in the West Indies; the ports of Panama and Aspinwall (Colon);
. port of San Juan del Norte (Greytown), Nicaragua; Port of Boca del Toro (now in the
' Republic of Panama); ports in the Kingdom of the Netherlands; free ports of the
Dutch East Indias; ports in the island of Guadeloupe, French West India Islands;
ports in the island of Grenada, British West India islands, and the port of Copen-
hagen, Denmark, respectively; this said revocation of said proclamations to take
V effect on and after the fifth day of October, nineteen hundred and nine.
In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the
| United States to be affixed.
Done at the City of Washington this sixth day of August in the year of our Lord
one thousand nine hundred and nine, and of the Independence of the United States
|of America the one hundred and thirty-fourth.
[SEAL.] WM. R. TAFT.
SBy the President:
ALvEY A. ADEE,
i',. Acting Secretary of State.

irder of the President, Sept. 8, 1909, prohibiting hunting by night with artificial light or with spring
I-.. '" guns in the Canal Zone.
:'Under authority vested in rne by law it is ordered:
Section 454 26 of Act No. 14 of the Laws of the Canal Zone is amended to read
AfoISlws:
:'L. C. Z. 169. Sees. 449 to 460 of the Penal Code were repealed by the Executive Order of
.io~r 7, 1,913, p. 152, providing regulations to carry arms, but Executive Order of Jan. 27,1914,p. 155.
S 'gi provided for the prohibition of hunting with artificial light or with trap guns. aid repealed above
fetlr of Sept" 8.1909. See also pamphlet issued June 15, 1920, containing laws and regulations govern-
:-V hunting and carrying arms.
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may be issued by the Treasurer of the Canal Zone upon application a al
But every person who shall hunt at night between the hours of sunset and
the aid or use of a lantern, torch,, bonfire, or other artificial light, or who'
by the use of a gun or other firearm intended to be discharged by an animtai [
by means of a spring dr trap or other similar mechanical device, d all be 'i
misdemeanor." :
Wx. fl2
STHE WHITE HOUSE, September 8, 1909.


Order of the President. Oct. 2, 1909. making cruelty to children and animal misdemeani,
Under authority vested in me by law it is ordered: '' '.'C
1. Chapter II of Title'XII of Act No. 14,=21of the Laws of the Canal Zoneis a
ed by the addition thereto of the following section:
"SECTION 2104. Every person who shall torture, cruelly beat, abuse, wilfully
treat, or unnecessarily deprive of liberty any child under the age of ehte
every person having custody or possession of a child under the age.of fourten,
shall expose it in any highway, street, field, house or other place with intent to .
don it, is guilty of a misdemeanor."
2. Section 423,218 Chapter XIV, Title XVI, of Act No. 14 of the laws ofthe Ci
Zone, is amended to read as follows: '
"SECTION 423. Every person who shall overdrive, overload, torture, cruelly'bfji
or injustifiably injure, maim, mutilate or kill or deprive of necessary food,.dri*t.'l.:.
shelter, or work when unfit for labor, any animal whether wild or tame.and wheEt+.iw I
belonging to himself or to another, or who, being the owner or possessor or, hai .ii
charge or custody of a maimed, diseased, disabled or infirm animal shall aband.a. it
or leave it to die in a street, road or other place, is guilty of a misddmeanor.M. Ai :.
police officer may lawfully destroy or cause to be destroyed any animal found abate .
doned and not properly cared for, appearing, in the judgment of two reputable P.l..
sons called-by him to view the same in his presence, to be injured or diseased
recovery for any useful purpose.""
3. Any duly appointed agent of a regularly organized humane society in the C ,ii "
Zone, may be commissioned by the proper authorities of the Canal Zone as a spii..."
police officer for the enforcement of the provisions of this order and of any other lairw...;
regulation or order in force in the Canal Zone for the prevention of cruelty to childr. :
and animals, and when so commissioned shall be vested for that purpose with alli:".:
authority of a member of the Canal Zone Police force. ,.
Wm..H. TArP.
THE \HITE HOUSE, October 2, 1909.


Order of the President. Oct. 2. 1909, providing for a Board of Local Inspectors to examineapplicantif .
licenses as master, mate, engineer, or pilot on steam vessels in Canal Zone waters. .' :
Under authority vested in me by law, it is ordered:
SECTION 1. The Chairman of the Isthmian Canal Commission shall appoit tb4' ..:
persons who shall constitute a "Board of Local Inspectors." The members ofti:'
Board shall be employees of the Isthmian Canal Commission, or the Panama: ,.tB*B
road Company, or both, and shall perform the duties hereinafter specified witlii.:j.
additional compensation. ..
SEC. 2. The Board of Local Inspectors shall recommend the classification of.... ...
ters, mates, engineers, and pilots .of steam vessels propelled upon the.waters WiTiS
the jurisdiction of the Canal Zone. Upon such recommendation, in writing, the .el
of the Department of Civil Administration, Isthmian Canal Commission, phll ie.'l
licenses. .
SEC. 3. Whenever any person applies to be licensed as master, mate, engineer, or'
pilot of any steam vessel propelled upon the waters within the jurisdiction ofth.ll
Canal Zone, the Board of Local Inspectors shall make diligent inquiry as to Ifsm
character, and shall carefully examine the applicant, as well as the-proof hepreselnt!
L. C. Z. 125. .
Ibid.. 163. 's
"' See sec. 254 of Penal Code (L. C. Z. 132) makingiit a felony to put the carcass of any-dead aMi
on any road, river, etc.

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EXECUTIVE ORDERS RELATING TO PANAMA CANAL 93

SjI ror: is. claim; and. if, upon full consideration, they are.satisfied that his
ri..habits of life, knowledgeand experience in-the duties of master, mate,
,: or:pilot, are all such as to authorize the belief that he is a suitable and safe
to;be entrusted with the powers and duties of such station, they shall recom-
Sthat:a license be. issued to him, authorizing him to be employed on any vessel
ledupon the water within the jurisdiction of the Canal Zone, in such duties,
Sh.term of three (3) years; but such license shall be suspended or revoked upon
tisfactory proof of negligence, unskilfulness, or intemperance. The Board of Local
obrs.will- recommend the assignment of mates or engineers to an appropriate
.designated "Chief," ".1st,": or "2nd.""2
SEc 4 The Isthmian Canal Commission shall not engage for permanent employ-
ent. tpon any of its vessels propelled by.steam, any master, mate, or engineer, who
Iall not be duly licensed by the United States, or the Government of the Canal Zone,
EhdWlo is not a citizen of the United States, unless an American citizen is not avail-
"'ble; and all officers at present employed who do not hold United States licenses will
i required to'qualify before the Board.
i e: s5.: The Government of the Canal Zone may issue licenses as masters, mates,
gineers, or pilots to persons who are not citizens of the United States.
SC. 6. The Executive Order of the Governor of the Canal Zone, dated December
.1905, isiamended by this order only in so far as it provides for the examination and
scelsing'of pilots.221
; WM. H. TAFT.
TaHE WHITE .HOUSE, October 2, 1909.


LOrder of the Secretary of War, Oct. 15, 1909, exempting insurance companies whose business in Canal
* Zone consists solely in furnishing bonds of employees from annual fee and license tax.
...By direction of the President, it is ordered:
;f.That the Executive Order of March 12, 1907, effective July 1, 1907,22 be and the
Same is hereby amended by the addition of the following:
"'Provided, That indemnity insurance companies whose business within the Canal
;Zbne consists solely 0o furnishing fidelity bonds of employees of the United States,
*irch are required by the laws of the Canal Zone, or regulations of the Isthmian
S.nalCommission, shall hereafter be exempt from liability to pay the annual fee of
Jty dollars and the license tax of one and one-half per centum of their premium
?"i... ROBERT SHAW OLIVER,
.W DET Acting Secretary of I'ar.
i'IAWnA DEPARTMENT,
S Washington, D. C., October 15, 1909.
I,'

..4er of the President, Nov. 23, 1909, fixing hours of work for,telegraph operators and train dispatchers
S. of the Panama Railroad Company.
h'a"tUnder authority vested in me by law, it is ordered:
:That.no operator, train dispatcher, or other employee of the Panama Railroad
company who by the use of the telegraph or telephone dispatches, reports, transmits,
"yes, or delivers orders pertaining to or affecting train movements shall be re-
or permittedd to be or remain on duty for a longer period than nine hours
ny twenty-four-hour period in all towers, offices, places, and stations continuously
ted night and day, nor for a longer period than thirteen hours in all towers,
places, and stations operated only during the daytime, except in case of
ency, rhen the employees dramed in this order may be permitted o be and re-
ri duty for four additional hours in a twenty-four-hour period on not exceed-
iree days in ariy week
isorder shall be in effect on and after January 1, 1910.
W9. H. TAFT.
~ iWir HOUSE, November 23, 1909.
f'ive OtlderofFeb. 8, 1910, p. 96; authorized members of Board of Local Inspectors to ad-
otvi.necessary in conducting the business of the Board.
.ai:foothotes under Executive Order of July 21, 1911, p. 113. providing for inspection of
isae)l; and Circular 644 issued by the Governor on May 1, 1914. the latter being a compilation
d regulations relating to the Bdard of Local Inspectors, its duties, etc., including inspection of
,.a ofdieenses fbr officers of vessels, and others.

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94 EXECUTIVE ORDERS RELATING TO PANAMA CANAL
.
Order of the President, Nov. 23, 1909. making the enticing of laborers from the Commission or Pao
Railroad a misdemeanor.'
Any person who, as principal or agent, shall, with the intent or for the purp:ed:t
recruiting on the Canal Zone mechanics, laborers, artisans, or any character of wor :
men, to go into a foreign country, induce or attempt to induce any person who is. 'i
working for or is under contract to work for, or who desires to work for, the Isthsiaa !
Canal Commission or the Panama Railroad Company, or a contractor of either or
both of them, to cease to work for, or break any such contract to work for, or not to '
begin work for, the Isthmian Canal Commission or the Panama Railroad Company, ~i
or a contractor of either or both of them, ortoleavethe Canal Zone with a vieworf6r .
the purpose of working in a foreign country, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor. '
and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one thousand t
dollars ($1,000.00) or by imprisonment in the common jail not to exceed six (6). "'
months, or by both such fine and imprisonment, at the discretion of the Court.
WM. H. TAT. :'
THE WHITE HOUSE, November. 23, 1909.



Order of the President. Nov. 26. 1909. directing that no subordinate shall apply to Congress for leui7 .
lation nor respond to requests from Congress for information except through or as authorized .
the head of his department.
It is hereby ordered that no bureau, office or division chief, or subordinate in any ,
department of the Government, and no officer of the army or navy or marine corps. ;,
stationed in Washington, shall apply to either House of Congress, or to any commit-
tee of either House of Congress, or to any member of Congress, for legislation, or for -
appropriations, or for congressional action of any kind, except with.the consent and..
knowledge of/he head of the department; nor shall any such person respond to any.
request for information from either House of Congress, or any committee of either'
House of Congress, or any Member of Congress, except through, or as authorized by,
the head of his department.2 I
Wm. H. TAFT.
THE WHITE HOUSE, November 26, 1909.



Circular of the War Department, Dec. 4. 1909, publishing foregoing order.
[Circular.] .
WAR DEPARTMENT,
Washington, December 4, 1909.
The following order of the President "s is published for the information and guid-
ance of all concerned:
"It is hereby ordered that no bureau, office or division chief, or subordinate in any
department of the Government, and n6 officer of the army or navy or marine corpse
stationed in Washington, shall apply to either House of Congress, or to any commit-
tee of either House of Congress, or to any member of Congress, for legislation, or for
appropriations, or for congressional action of any kind, except with the consent and .
knowledge of the head of the department; nor shall any such person respond to aa~
request for information from either House of Congress, or any committee of either
House of Congress, or any Member of Congress, except through, or as authorized by,
the head of his department.
"WM. H. TArt. .
"THE WHWE HOUSE, November 26, 1909." .
Under the exception contained in the concluding sentence of the foregoing order
chiefs of bureaus and the Chief of Staff are hereby given general authority to respond
directly to any request for information from either House of Congress or any corn-
mittee or member of either House of Congress on all ordinary and routine matters i
pertaining exclusively to their respective offices; but information bearing on quesM-
tions of policy; or on important or unusual-matters; or of a character which sound
judgment would indicate as coming properly within the discretion of the head of the
Department whose views Congress, its committees and members are entitled to know
"* See sec. 1. Executive Order of Feb. 6. 1917, p. 220. in re exclusion of undesirable persons.
..* Executive Order of Dec. 4. 1909. p. 94. authorizes certain persons to give out sach inforf&atio
,* Published as separate Executive Order, see p. 94 hereof.












J. M. DICKINSON,
Secretary of [Var.
EXECUTIVE ORDERS RELATING TO PANAMA CANAL 95









*rof the Secretary of War, Dec. 1, 1909. authorizing members of gun clubs to carry arms; and
granting enlisted en of the hlarine Corps on the Isthmus hunting licenses without charge.
'By authority of the President of the United States, it is ordered:
That Act 14, enacted by the Isthmian Canal Commission by authority of the Presi-
dent under date of September 3, 1904, entitled "An Act to establish a penal code for
he Canal Zone, Isthmus of Panama," be and the same is hereby amended by adding
a.ffer paragraph 6 of Section 450 226 the following:
"7. As a member of a rifle, gun or pistol'club, organized for the promotion of rifle,
gyn or pistol practice, a certified copy of whose constitution and by-laws has been
.approved by the Chief Executive of the Canal Zone and filed with the Collector of
:Revenues, when going to and from a target range and when engaged in target practice
at a target range. For the purposes of this section certificates of membership in such
.ri:fl, gun or pistol club shall be issued under regulations approved by the Chief
a:Executive of-the Canal Zone."
1.and Section 456 "7 be and the same is hereby amended as follows:
S"The license fees for permits issued by the Treasurer under the provisions of this
: Title shall be as follows: For every permit issued to carry a firearm abroad, five dol-
lars ($5); for every permit authorizing an overseer or watchman engaged by a pri-
vate employer, ten dollars ($10) for each watchman or overseer so authorized to
;.earry a firearm; for each hunting permit, five dollars ($5); provided that no charge
'shall be made-for hunting permits issued to enlisted men of the Marine Corps stationed
I on the Isthmus of Panama. The Treasurer shall keep a record of all licenses issued by
' him, with the name and residence of the person to whom they are issued, and the date
'rnd serial number thereof."228
J. M. DICKINSON,
Secretary of War.
: WA DEPARTMENT,
Washington, D. C., December 1, 1909.



Order of the President, Jan. 12. 1910, amending order prescribing procedure in submitting recommen-
Sdations affecting method of appointment in the classified service. -"
i The Executive Order of February 20, 1908, prescribing.the procedure to be ob-
4i6rved in submitting recommendations affecting the method of appointment in the
tayssified service, will be amended by adding to line five after the word "Rules" the
;iIowing: "or proposing any exception to the requirements of said Act or Rules, or
babor Regulations, in either the classified or unclassified service;"-and by adding to
line sixteen after the word "Congress" the following: "in which case it shall only be
Iade through or as authorized by the head of the Department."
,. s amended, the Order will read:
-"Hereafter the following procedure shall be strictly observed by officers and em-
oyees in the Executive Civil Service in submitting any recommendation affecting
method of appointment to any position or class of positions now included or which
Sbe included in the classified service under the operation of the Civil Service
t or Rules, or proposing any exception to the requirements of the said Act or Rules,
.Labor Regulations, in either the classified or unclassified service:
S yery recommendation shall be accompanied by a full statement of the reasons
for, and, if approved by the head of the proper Department or independent
u, shall be referred to the Civil Service Commission, which body shall submit a
thereon to the President.
ML, C. z. 168s.
.lIbid, 169.
,!Above order repealed by Executive Order of Nov. 7, 1913. p. 152. and the latter order was
tedby Executive Order of Mar. 6. 1920, p. 267, relating to carrying and keeping arms. and repeal-
aonfAicting laws and orders.
See conditions of employment provided by Executive Order of Feb. 2, 1914, p. 158.









"No recommendation of the character mentioned shall be submitted by
or employee, directly or indirectly, to Congress or to any committee or
Congress, except in the manner herein provided unless suc recommendat
be called for from such officer or employee by the Senate, the House of Rep
or the Congress, in which case it shall only be made through or as authorized
head of the Department." W".i
WM. H. Tj
THE WHITE HOUSE, January 12, 1910..i'

Order of the President, Jan. 26. 1910, authorizing certain sanitary improvements in the Zeai.
charging of a proportion to owners of adjacent property.' .: 4'
The Isthmian Canal Commission may, from the necessities of sanitatiQik.
such improvements to be made in.the Canal Zone as the construction of streets
and trails, water and sewer systems, and similar sanitary improvements, an
charge such proportion of the cost thereof, not to exceed one-half, to the ownea'
property adjacent to, abutting upon, or within the district in which such iai
ment is necessary and has been made, as may be decided by the Isthmiani,:,
Commission to be just and equitable.
Due notice of all such improvements shall be given to persons affectedl'"tl
together with the estimated assessment, in accordance with rules to be-issued:'
Isthmian Canal Commission. Any unpaid assessment shall become a lien up.n S
property affected thereby collectible as provided by law.

THE WHITE HOUSE, January 26, 1910. W .......


Order of the Secretary of War, Feb. 8, 1910, authorizing members of Board of Local Inspectp0o
administer oaths. ."*
By authority of the President of the United States, it is ordered: I
That each member of the Board of Local Inspectors, appointed under the auto i
of Executive Order No. 1131 of the President, dated October 2, 1909,'j is e#iJ:.
authorized to administer oaths necessary in conducting the business of the Board*.
J. M. DICKINSON, :.
Secretary of W .....
WAR DEPARTMENT, X .
Washington, D. C. February 8, 1910.


Order of the President. Apr. 2, 1910. providing that collection of moneys for liquor licenses satie.
made by Collector of Revenues instead of by district tax collectors.
The provisions of the second paragraph of the Executive Order of March 13, 19i ~'
which fix the duties of the district tax collectors 4 of the Canal Zone, shall not requi4
the collection by them of moneys to be paid for liquor licenses under the regulaiai
respecting the sale of intoxicating liquors in the Canal Zone, approved by the Isb&l4
mian Canal Commission, April 27, 1907; but such moneys shall be collected-1ybt'
Collector of Revenues or his deputy or assistant.
WM. H. TaIrrfl:,
THE WHITE HOUSE, April 2, 1910. ,


Order of the President. Apr. 12, 1910, appointing Maurice H. Thatcher as a member of the C *nMi ::
and fixing his compensation.us
Maurice H. Thatcher is hereby appointed a member of the Isthmian Canal OiA,'F
mission with compensation at the rate of Fourteen Thousand Dollars ($1C4E
per annum, effective upon date of sailing for the Isthmus of Panama.
*' See also Sanitary Rules and Regulations for the Canal Zone, sec. 35 of act No. 9 of the CoidW:i
sion (L. C. Z. 78) governing charges for work done. .
'"' p. 92.
n* Sec. 59 of Executive Order of July 9, 1914. p. 194. providing rules and regulations for oiprat
and navigation of Panama Canal, authorizes Board to summon witnesses, administer oaths, etc.
-" p. 60.
-< Office of tax collector abolished and duties of tax collector transferred to Collector of Rev t- '
by Executive Order of Oct. 4.1910. p. 101. ...
2s Commissioner Thatcher was succeeded by Commissioner Metcalfe. See notes under., Exc i *
Order of Apr. 1, 1907, p. 64. in re Commissioners in charge of Department of Civil Administratid. i







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6Commissioner Thatcher will be allowed the use of a furnished dwelling house on
Isthmus of Panama and will beallowed and paid his actual and necessary ex-
while away from the Isthmus on official business.
r: WM. H. TAFT.
i.?Tfa WarrE HOUSE, April 12, 1910.
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der of the President, Apr. 16..1910, prescribing duties of Counsel and Chief Attorney and amending
Code of Criminal Procedure.
SBy virtue of the authority vested in me. I hereby establish the following Order for
-he Canal Zone:
* ARTICLE 1. The Counsel and Chief Attorney for the Isthmian Canal Commission
siiall be legal adviser to the Commission, the Chairman thereof and to the Head of the
departmentt of Civil Administration; he shall submit his opinions in writing when
n*equested by the Commission, the Chairman thereof or the Head of the Department
.f Civil Administration; he shall have the direction and control of all litigation before
the courts of the Canal Zone or the Republic of Panama in which the Commission, or
the Government of the Canal Zone or any of its dependencies are interested or in-
'volved, and he may appear for them, or either of them, before said courts when he
4eems it necessary; he shall have the supervision and direction of all prosecutions
'tor offenses against the laws of the Canal Zone, and he may inquire into criminal
matters and prosecute the same in person before the courts, when in his opinion it
smay be necessary to do so.z6
ARTICLE 2. The Counsel and Chief Attorney for the Isthmian Canal Commission,
the Prosecuting Attorney,237 the Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, or other counsel
specially designated by the Head of the Department of Civil Administration, shall
have equal authority with the judges of the courts of the Canal Zone to issue sub-
poenas for witnesses in criminal cases, and each of said officers, as well as any judge
of any of the courts of the Canal Zone, may examine witnesses under oath in the
investigation of offenses against the laws of the Canal Zone.
ARTICLE 3. The information in a criminal case may be filed by the Prosecuting
'Attorney, the Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, or other counsel specially designated
:bIy the Head of the Department of Civil Administration, as well as by the Counsel and
Chief Attorney for the Isthmian Canal Commission, and it may be verified by any of
tmaid officers, and the affidavit shall be sufficient if it states that the information is
'tesed upon the sworn testimony of witnesses and that the affiant solemnly believes
that there is just cause for the filing of the information.2 l
.'ARTICLE 4. Section 138 2'9 of the Code of Criminal Procedure is hereby amended to
read as follows:
i. SECTION 138. When the information is not subscribed and sworn to by the Prose-
nting Attorney, or other officer authorized to file informations, it must be set aside
y the court in which the defendant is arraigned, upon his motion.
A5 ATICLE 5. Civil and crirpinal process issued from any court or tribunal of the
anal Zone may be executed and return thereon made by any peace officer of the
Canal Zone.
i'. The following are peace officers: The Marshal and Deputy Marshals of the Supreme
,Court; the Marshal of each of the Circuit Courts; the Bailiffs of the Supreme Court
4d Circuit Courts and all officers and members of the police force of the Canal
240

:!Made Head of the Department of Law, and assigned further duties, by tlie Executive Orderof
iI4, 1910, p. 102. See sec. 8, Panama Canal Act (T.& A. 79), providingfor a District Attorney, whose
li.shall be to conduct all business, civil and criminal, for the Government. and to advise the Governor
te Panama Canal o' all legal questions touching the operation of the Canal and the administration
ilaffairs. See also Governor's Circular-No. 661-3 of Apr. 1, 1914. appointing a Special Attorney
.teement with provision of Act of Congress of Apr. 6, 1914 (T. & A. 99) to perform same duties in
tion with.land matters as formerly performed by the Head of Department of Law, and to codify
various laws, Executive Orders, and ordinances in effect in the Canal Zone.
iSecs. 39-40 of act No. 1 of the Commission (L. C. Z. 19) provided for Prosecuting Attorney and
nts, and defined duties. These sections are superseded by provisions of sec. 8 of the Panama Canal
i.loviding for a district attorney. See also Title III of Code of Criminal Procedure (L. C. Z. 187).
g powers and duties of the Prosecuting Attorney.
WSieeaec. 3, Code of Criminal Procedure, and Title II same code (L. C. Z. 173 and 183).
Si LjC.Z. 1 o93.
kjiAnd constables of the Magistrate Courts. by Executive Order of Aug. 3, 1914, p. 194.

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98 EXECUTIVE ORDERS RELATING TO PANAMA CANAL

The provisions of this Article are cumulative, and shall not be onstrecaii
or modify the existing laws relating to the execution of process and retuiM i
ARTICLE 6. All laws or orders, or parts thereof, in conflict with this Orderei
repealed. .
WM. *H.Z U..
THE WHITE HOUSE, April 16, 1910..


Order of the Secretary of Wir, May 24; 1910. abolishing office of Executive Secret a
Under authority vested in me by law, it is ordered that so much of A~
enacted by the Isthmian Canal Commission September 2, 1904, as provide
certain duties be performed by the Executive Secretary,2" is hereby amended,
The office of Executive Secretary will be abolished on June 1, 1910, and the d
heretofore devolving upon that official will on and after that date be pefor
any official of the Department of Civil Administration that may be designa4
the proper authority.24'
J. M. DICKrIsoN1
Secretary Of W.Att
WAR DEPARTMENT,
Washington, D. C., May 24, 1910. :.


Order of the President. July 25, 1910. empowering Commission to establish rules and regulatwj :
facilitate and protect Canal work.
By virtue of the authority vested in me, I hereby establish the following .:rke l
Order for the Canal Zone and its auxiliary lands and waters: .
SECTION 1. The Isthmian Canal Commission is hereby empowered to est '
rules and regulations to facilitate and protect the works of excavation, dredging
other Canal construction within the Canal Zone and the lands and waters auxili
thereto; as well as such rules and regulations respecting the use, or passage t
any of the Canal channels, lakes and other auxiliary waters as from time to tn' ....
Commission may deem needful to fully protect such channels, lakesand a't4iV .
waters, and to facilitate and protect the operations of Canal construction thefe
The rules and regulations that may be adopted by the Canal Commission in a
ance with the provisions of this Order shall have the force and effect of law.
approved by the Secretary of War.243
SECTION 2. Any person violating any of the provisions of the rules and regula-ti4
established hereunder shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction.ts ,
shall be punished by a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500), or by imprii
ment in the district jail for not more than six months, or by both such fine a.& ?
prisonment, in the discretion of the court.
WM. H. TA.~rt'A,:i
THE WHITE HOUSE, July 25, 1910.


Order of the President, July 28, 1910, limiting jurisdiction of the Canal Zonet outss, 6,j
By virtue of the authority vested in me I hereby establish the following Orderwfei.
the Canal Zone Government:
SECTION 1. No civil action or special proceeding shall be brought or proceeded!
in the courts of the Canal Zone, in any case in which both of the parties, plaintifLa.n
defendant, are alien nonresidents of the Canal Zone, and the cause of action. 4g
which arose without the territorial limits of the Canal Zone Government, and'St
party proceeded against has no property within said territorial limits, subject to ..
jurisdiction of the Canal Zone courts.::ii
L. C. Z. 61.
'*- The permanent organization provided by Executive Order of Jan. 27, 1914, p. 155, inclu*
Executive Secretary. and Governor's Circular No. 660-10 outlines the organization of the'Edi1
Department. K
N.J Ordinance of the Commission of Dec. 5, 1910 (L. C. Z. 279) and amendment theretoof.
16. 1912 (L. C. Z. 292) provided rules and regulations for the navigation of the Canal, and otrdl
of Sept. 15, 1913 (L. C. Z. 298) prohibited floating craft from entering Culebra Cut. Te
nances were superseded by Executive Order of July 9. 1914, p. 178, prescribing rules and rel
for the operation and navigation of the Panama Canal, issued under the authority contained lS
5 ol the Panama Canal Act (T. & A. 79). :